Genesis 1:5 NIV
“God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.”
Here are three things I believe about God and life in general:
1. I believe all things happen for a reason.
2. I believe God is aware of everything that happens in His universe … every single thing.
3. I believe that God is in ultimate control of all things, because simply put, if he were not, he could not possibly be who he says he is.
4. Scripture is clear; God is all knowing, all seeing and all-powerful. How can a created being know more, see more and be stronger than its creator? It can’t; it’s not possible.
Now if everything happens for a reason, wouldn’t you want to know what the reason is? Of course you would, it’s human nature to be curious. Allow me to suggest the following; rather than knowing WHY, wouldn’t you rather know what God was trying to teach you?? There is potentially a life lesson in every event, whether good or bad, in our lives. It’s our responsibility to be quiet and attentive so that we might determine what God was trying to teach us. Millions of people waste time griping and complaining about the events that have befallen them, when they could be learning what the Lord is trying to teach them. Bad things happen to good people all the time. But the good people are able to rise above the chaos of this world and enjoy peace, through God, the peace giver.
Have you done something you feel is unforgivable? Are you involved in something you know you shouldn’t be? There is hope for you my friend. There is peace to be found, but it can only be found one place … in the arms of God. He casts no stones. He offers a free pardon. All He asks in exchange is your surrender to His will. It is both the hardest thing you will ever have to do, yet the easiest as well. Once you realize that it is not all about you, but rather that there is someone bigger than you, it becomes easier to surrender. You cannot defeat the enemy alone, but with Christ you can be victorious in all things each and every day.
I am happy to report to you that no matter what has happened to you today, there is always another day … a new day, a clean slate day, a day where everything is fresh and bright and yesterday is history. Remember, tomorrow is a new day! Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Translation used: The New International Version.