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Trust God’s Unchanging Character

September 23, 2018

“I catch no glimpse of him.”            Job 23:9 NIV

 

Sometimes you will not senseGod’s presence. Those are difficult times. In the midst of trouble, Job said, “If I go to the east, he is not there; if I go to the west, I do not find him. When he is at work in the north, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him” (vv. 8-9 NIV). Job feltfar from God. Yet in spite of his inability to feel God, he resolved, “He knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold” (v. 10 NIV). Difficult days demand decisions of faith. David said, “When I am afraid, I will trust in you” (Ps 56:3 NIV). When you can’t understand the ways of God, trust in the unchanging and loving character of God. Go through your Bible and make a list of the character qualities of God, and keep them on hand for tough days. One author writes: “My list reads like this: ‘He is still sovereign. He still knows my name. Angels still respond to His call. The hearts of rulers still yield at His bidding. The death of Jesus still saves souls. The spirit of God still indwells saints. Heaven is still only heartbeats away. The grave is still temporary housing. God is still faithful. He is not caught off guard. He uses everything for His glory and my ultimate good. He uses tragedy to accomplish His will, and His will is right, holy, and perfect. Sorrow may come with the night, but joy comes with the morning.’” In changing times, stand confidently on the unchanging character of God.

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account_circle Elaine Sexton

There is something wrong with My 12 week old Great Grandchild in the womb of my granddaughter. While she prays for a miracle I pray for God’s Will to be done, because His will is right and perfect and Holy, as you have said. But I am so sad, I can’t stop crying to think about that little baby, who is just 3 inches long, but fully formed with a beating heart. I don’t think I am supposed to be happy now, even though I know that little baby may be in Heaven very soon. The doctors say the baby will likely not survive. And I have seen God do miracles. Is this Faith?

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