Friday, July 18, 2008

Co 1:27-29(NLT) Instead, God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose those who are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important, so that no one can ever boast in the presence of God.

Wow, what a picture, and we see it over and over again in the Word of God...... He chooses again and again to use people whom the world thinks is very insignificant. He often tells them to do something that the world finds foolish and would scoff at...... think about Noah. He built this huge "boat" ..... and spoke to the people about a flood..... for a hundred years. Or how about Gideon, the least of his family.... and then the Lord tells him to cut the number of men in the army by many thousands. Why do all these things? Look again at the verses..... God tells us why ..... so that no one can ever boast in the presence of God. God chooses to do things in this manner so that He will be given all the Glory... so that the world will see time and time again that He is the one in charge of all things and that He can stand against all odds and triumph no matter how bad the circumstances look. All we have to do is trust in Him.

God promises to see you through. He does not promise an easy life.... He does not promise a victory without any fighting.... but He does promise we will never have to face anything alone. He will be there when we are in the valley, facing the fire, feeling lost, heartbroken or any other situation we may find ourselves in.... He will ALWAYS be there ready with arms open wide to protect, comfort, ease our troubled mind, and provide a rest for us when we just reach out for Him. How wonderful God truly is!

5 comments:

Michelle said...

WOW Traci!
I love when you said this part-

"God promises to see you through. He does not promise an easy life.... He does not promise a victory without any fighting.... but He does promise we will never have to face anything alone. He will be there when we are in the valley, facing the fire, feeling lost, heartbroken or any other situation we may find ourselves in.... He will ALWAYS be there ready with arms open wide to protect, comfort, easy our troubled mind, and provide a rest for us when we just reach out for Him. How wonderful God truly is!"

I needed to be reminded of this today. THANK YOU!!!!

April said...

Thank you Traci! I needed these words this morning! We are SO blessed that we never have to walk alone, especially during the hard times!

Blessings,
April :0)

Tina said...

What a blessing to read this post...I'm going to link to it, it that's ok.

Love ya!

Tina :)

Angela said...

Thanks Traci, feeling a bit overwhelmed by preparations for our Holiday Bible Club [what you in US call VBS] and these words were an encouragement to me.
Blessings
Angela x

Dianne said...

What truth you are sharing today, Traci!

These words are such an encouragement to those you are down and need to be reminded that God is always there for us and will never leave us or forsake us!

Thanks for sharing these thoughts with us.

Hugs,
Dianne :)