Making Sense-In His Word 3-6-17

Making Sense-In His Word 3-6-17

Are you going through something today that is bringing you frustration or grief?
Some times we go through things in life that we really have no clue why God is allowing such things to happen. We cry out for help and wonder why He is not answering. We think to ourselves ‘It just doesn’t make sense’!

I have one friend in the hospital, another who has lost a son and several more who have lost their spouses to one death or another. All of them are serving God, and each of them is going through it in a way that amazes me! I would never be able to stand the tests they go through, nor the trials. I watch as they cry, and they gain strength from Him, and they go on living life.
 Maybe I am not capable of even understanding the ‘why’, but what I can see is that it does not even matter why but how they thrive, how they live through it that makes all the difference in the lives of them and those around them.  God gets the glory in their lives from that day forward. 

They are strong, if not stronger in their walks with Him. Sometimes we still cry out to God  for help, even if we feel it is futile. 

How long, O Lord, must I call for help? But you do not listen!
“Violence is everywhere!” I cry,
 but you do not come to save. Must I forever see these evil deeds? Why must I watch all this misery? Wherever I look, I see destruction and violence. I am surrounded by people who love to argue and fight.  The law has become paralyzed, and there is no justice in the courts. The wicked far outnumber the righteous, so that justice has become perverted. 
The Lord replied, “Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it. Habakkuk 1:1-6
Look around at the amazing things He is doing; instead of all the trying things that are happening in your own life.

Keep praying, keep focused on Him and He will help us make sense out of chaos.
He answers our prayers eventually if we wait and listen and be patient. That is what they tell us, and sometimes that is hard to do.

But the Word of God tells us;
Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

He will show you what to do to get the word out of what He has done.
 Then the Lord said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
 for it will surely take place. Habakkuk 2:2-3
Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart; wait I say on the Lord and He will make sense of it all, in His Word and in His time.
Dear Heavenly Father, grant us strength to wait for you to answer the prayers we pray, help us to listen for your still small voice and to follow after You, in Jesus name, amen.
Read some more; Romans 1:1-17, Habakkuk 1:1-17, Habakkuk 2:1-20, Acts 10:1-48 and Psalm 27:1-14

17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” Romans 1:17