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Your way was in the sea, Your path in the great waters, And Your footsteps were not known. Psalms 77:19

 

 

The God of Mystery Part 2

Written by Michael Herbert

In our last devotion we read many unforeseen things happen in life and only God knows why they have happened. In fact, when a house is struck by lightening the insurance may call that an act of God.  Hardly a statement that glorifies God, yet it is true God allowed lightening to strike the house, but God is not a God of evil, yet whenever tragedy strikes he gets the blame.  We live in a fallen world where wickedness abounds. All of tragedy is an illustration of the fallen world in which we live. Numbness comes upon society and when everything is going well God receives no glory. We are easily fooled that there isn’t any evil and everything is good. Disappointment and unexpected buffeting remind us that we are living in a fallen world and the devil we thought was ok if we leave him lone is still alive and causing havoc in the world today. things will grow intensely worse and we approach the last days. Thank God we have been guaranteed an extra measure of Gods Grace to overcome those intense days ahead. Apart from that we are also given an awesome promise from God in Revelation 21. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:4

The simple fact is, God has already defeated the works of darkness by the cross of Christ. the devil can huff and puff ,but he can’t blow down the house of God. The gates of hell will not prevail against the church, Matthew 16:18. The Holy Spirit who resides within us is our deposit of eternal life. The world continues to spin out of control, however,  for the believer it is only a moment in time, compared to heaven. Good times and hard times will come and go every day. We have a bright future because we know the one who first loved us that he sent his only begotten son into the world. We sorrow over the events that touch us in the heart, however our eyes are not on Heaven. We left here to make a difference in this world. Bring love and hope to those the world has given up on or abandoned.  What the world of lost souls is looking for is not another sermon on how to or not to,but a man or woman who puts Jesus skin to their lives.