Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Our Perspective....God's Perspective

You know God is good at helping us put our lives in perspective with others. It is so easy to believe two horrible lies of the Enemy.

1) There's no one out there who's going through what I'm going through.
2) What I'm going through is by far the worse thing.

Raise your hand if you've ever fallen trap to these thoughts. If you are careful to pay attention He will show you that they truly are lies. For instance, over the weekend a couple of things took place that showed us this.

First of all, a little boy in Ohio. A four year old who was in a lawn mowing accident. His Mom and Dad did what they could and because of that they saved his life, but the doctors had to amputate his leg below the knee. All this happened so quickly and I have been in prayer for this family. God is faithful. The report has been that he is still the same little boy, with the same characteristics and personality.

Second, my wife's cousin's husband was tubing somewhere in Michigan. They have been married for only a few months. Her husband doesn't swim and something happened where he tipped over. It was him and and a co-worker from Saginaw Valley State University. I don't know all the details, but what I know is that he was saved while the co-worker drowned. This was just after a week of retreat and training for the coming school year.

I could also go on and on about hurricanes and earthquakes and floods, but I think you get the point.

These could all be very depressing things and the Enemy would sure like to bring you down to his level. Let me encourage you, God knows about them and He cares! He knows what you are going through right now. There are so many verses and so many promises in His Word, but here are a couple I would like to share.

John 16:33: "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world."

Ephesians 3:20: "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us."

You know, I have been through many trials and circumstances in my life and maybe some day I will share those things from the past. One thing has remained true; God is able. He's never let me down....ever!

When I was a freshman in college, I had the most awesome opportunity to be a part of a traveling ministry group called Hosanna. What an experience! Thanks to those of you who put up with me during that time. It meant so much. Anyway, one of the songs we used was, "He is able". I want to leave you with those words and if you know the music, please sing along. I hope it ministers to your heart today.

He Is Able
Greg Ferguson, Rory Noland

He is able, more than able
to accomplish what concerns me today.
He is able, more than able
to handle anything that comes my way.

He is able, more than able
to do much more than I could ever dream,
He is able, more than able,
to make me what He wants me to be.
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