Where is God in Hard Times?
April 30, 2012
The plans of the heart belong to man,
but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
Throughout the history of our faith, the question has often been asked, “Where is God when tragedy strikes?” And as often as that question has been asked, there’s been no shortage of answers put forth by Christians and non-Christians alike. But even deeper than that question is the concern by some that God is aloof when hard times hit.
I just love what Corrie ten Boom, the great Christian who served the Lord during World War II and was a prisoner in a concentration camp, was once quoted as saying. She said, “There is no panic in heaven; only plans!” What a perspective from a woman who knew what suffering and tragedy was all about!
Has it ever sunk in that nothing takes God by surprise? When tragedy strikes our lives and takes the wind out of us, God remains steady. When sickness and death seem like they’re winning and we’re tempted to panic, God doesn’t flinch. You see, while we’re often taken by surprise, nothing takes God by surprise.
No matter how great the power of Satan appears to be in this world… no matter how it may appear that evil is winning, God’s power is mightier than the power of our enemy. God is in control. This is our Father’s world!
GOD IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL. TRUST IN HIM WHEN TIMES GET TOUGH BECAUSE HE’S NEVER TAKEN BY SURPRISE EVEN WHEN YOU ARE!
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