Sunday 6 May 2018

God will never let you down!

By trusting in the Lord in all things and being obedient (even when things are tough), beautiful blessings happen. This is a promise of God mentions all over the bible.

God has wisdom, hindsight and understanding far more than any of us will ever have, which although at times is frustrating for us as we try to take control of situations ourselves. It is an absolute comfort and reassurance that such a knowledgeable, loving God is in control and knows exactly what must (or must not) happen at exactly the right times in our lives – He will never let us down.

Although we are Christians, we are also humans and it is human nature to feel the need to ‘fix things’. Whether it is work issues, relationships, finances, decisions etc. there is always something in some capacity that we think we can be in control of fixing, changing or swaying in a certain direction. However, sometimes it is necessary for us to lose that something or someone or maybe not to get that job/promotion at that time because God knew that we wouldn’t be able to serve Him, if we went to that place or situation at that specific time. The reality is that by taking control ourselves we are not trusting God.

God loves us with an unconditional, agape love and He has plans to prosper us not harm us; Jeremiah 29:11 ‘For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’. Sometimes to lose something is to actually gain and draw us closer to Him. For a while now I have felt a calling upon my life, but I have continued comfortably in my day-to-day routine and taken no steps in making that calling a reality. I have recently been experiencing a very challenging time at work, watching my colleagues and friends being bullied and another colleague having a nervous breakdown. Other colleagues have been on long term sick leave. It has been particularly painful time and on a number of occasions I have tried to take control and almost thrown the towel in. I now realize that God has me there and has let me go through this trauma to wake me up, to draw me closer to Him and to get things moving with His calling for me which is now underway. As well as being the only Christian at my workplace I am able to strengthen and witness to others.

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Another example of this in my life is having to say goodbye to someone dear to me, which is never easy and not something at the time that I wanted… but, God knew best. In a moment it is so easy to try and change a situation, however God is in control; Colossians 1:17 ‘He is before all things, and in him all things hold together’. God knows what is and what is not good for us and even although we may not see or feel it at the time, sometimes it is best for things to actually be taken away. By trusting in the Lord in all things and being obedient (even when things are tough), beautiful blessings happen. This is a promise of God mentions all over the bible; Proverbs 3:5-6 ‘Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight’, and Isaiah 43:2 ‘When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze’.

As Christians we are not exempt from enduring trails and going through difficult seasons, however we have a God who is bigger and stronger than any challenge we face. We need to stay strong through the storm and just do nothing except pray and draw closer and closer to Him, trusting in Him and the promises He gives us. He is the Lion of Judah and is continually fighting our battles - There is nothing that will not work out for good if we hand it over to God and wholly surrender to Him, (as the song below declares) ‘He will NEVER let you down’.

Interestingly just after finishing this blog I read my daily devotion and a part of it seems so fitting to this blog ‘Do you have this spirit in your prayers to God? Are you able to thank him for his divine and sovereign working, even when it crosses your own desires?’. God bless.

Author: Anonymous

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  1. Thank you for this blessing this morning. Putting our trust in the Lord and surrendering to His will sounds really simple but putting this into action is often much harder because we let all of the noise and distraction of this world get in the way. May we always trust in Him fully and hand over our situations and circumstances with unwavering Faith. God bless

  2. Thank you Holy Spirit for using this human vessel to share this blog.
    God is ALWAYS with us (Isaiah 43-2) how awesome.
    There are so many incredible examples of characters in the bible who must have wondered where God was in there life, but thank God for the bible because we get to understand how God was using those painful situations for his Devine purpose.
    The perfect example is the brutal beating and physical death of Jesus but hallelujah "Jesus rose again" and he now sits at the right hand of the father interceding for you and for me Amen.

  3. Thank so much for the blessings of that blog this morning for us to know that the almighty God he is before all things and all things hold together by Him and we can trust that he is in all situations with us may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all Amen

  4. what a privilege to be able to be in a position at work to make a difference for your work colleagues , pray for the person who is causing so much unhappiness, that God will softer their heart and show them the reason they are projecting this hurt .
    because we are locked in time , unable to see beyond today , we can not know the reasons for everything that happens . We must choose between doubt and trust? All of us must not use things we don't understand for an excuse for lack of trust . God bless you for this article that will bless and give encourage and hope to many .

  5. Thank you for the reminder that even if something is taken from us and we feel the loss 'God knows what's best for us' and we need to trust Him in all things. We should be able to praise God in the good times and the bad times if we believe He truly is in control, and knows what's best for us. We who are the children of God are not immune from the trials of life, but we are protected in them. God bless.