Posts Tagged ‘questions of life’

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God has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3‬:‭11‬ NLT)

On April 15, 2013, James Costello was cheering near the finish line at the Boston Marathon when the bombs exploded, severely burning his arms and legs and sending shrapnel into his flesh. During the months of surgery and rehabilitation that followed, Mr. Costello developed a relationship with one of his nurses, Krista D’Agostino, and they soon became engaged. “I now realize why I was involved in the tragedy,” he wrote on Facebook. “It was to meet my best friend, and the love of my life.”

Many things we encounter in life rarely makes sense until later. Sometimes, however, hindsight still doesn’t bring answers. That’s when trust comes in. God allows things to happen for a purpose, which is the scavenger hunt of life: trying to make sense of it all.

When life doesn’t make sense, hang in there. Answers come in God’s time. And for those things we don’t understand, just keep living. God will work it all out for your good (Romans 8:28)! You are loved today!

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Then I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I finally understood.” (Psalms 73:17 NLT)

In Hereford, TX, on 15th St., is the old First Assembly of God Church where my wife and I held our first Senior Pastor position. In the back of the sanctuary is a small balcony, could probably seat 40 people. No matter what I was going through, I could always go up there and feel God’s presence and hear His voice. Even years later during a visit, that place was still sacred to me.

The psalmist was questioning God in our text, wondering how evil people could seem to be blessed. His questioning made him despondent. But when he came into the sanctuary, the one place on earth you should REALLY feel God, he understood the real picture and was at peace again.

There are many things in life that are competing for your attention and most don’t bring peace. Come to church, the place where God dwells most potently among His people, and lay your questions and quandaries at His feet. Life and all of its complexities can be made much simpler by being in the intimate presence of Him who made life! You are loved today! Come join us!
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