Sunday, October 1, 2017

Bread for the Journey

God is Sovereign!
Unfortunately, most of us do not know what comes our way.
Recently, I've been thinking about the devastation left behind from hurricane Harvey and Irma.
We see the ruins of Mexico as they have been hit with earthquakes.
What about the refugees fleeing to Bangladesh?
What about the most recent deaths in Vancouver this week?

Can we still keep trusting in God and giving thanks?

Many times we believe that once we've become Christians, nothing difficult will happen to us.
That's not true...
God is not only there, but it's His plan - whether good or bad.
During my difficult times, I keep thinking "God what are you trying to teach me?"
There are times in our lives we've all experienced things we never imagined or expected.
Can we really trust God in the midst of life's storms?
Can we gain perspective that all of these things have been
woven into the tapestry of God's sovereign plan?
I have definitely found myself in difficult situations, not knowing how to give thanks.
I'm thankful today for a unique blessing that the Lord has brought individuals into my life to walk alongside me, who can understand my specific pain and bring comfort from God that they've also received in a similar situation.
Thank you God for your mercy and comfort and continue to help me rest in your
strength and comfort, trusting you.

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so we may be able to comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."  2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (ESV)

This piece of music continues to give me strength, as I meditate on God's sovereignty.

You were the Word at the beginning
One with God the Lord Most High
Your hidden glory in creation
Now revealed in You our Christ

What a Beautiful Name it is
What a Beautiful Name it is
The name of Jesus Christ my King

You didn't want heaven without us
So Jesus, You brought heaven down
My sin was great, Your love was greater
What could separate us now

How sweet is your name, Lord, how good You are
Love to sing in the name of the Lord, love to sing for you all?
Death could not hold You, the veil tore before You
You silenced the boast, of sin and grave
The heavens are roaring, the praise of Your glory
For You are raised to life again.

You have no rival, You have no equal
Now and forever, Our God reigns
Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the glory
Yours is the Name, above all names

What a powerful Name it is 
Nothing can stand against
What a powerful Name it is 
The Name of Jesus

2 comments:

  1. I love Hillsong...their music never fails to move me.

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  2. I have been listening to this song several times a day lately. It brings tears to my eyes as I too realize that God is sovereign.

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