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Reality: One side wonderful the other dreadful.
Easy to count our blessings in good times and times of plenty but, in times of lacking, trials and painful destructive experience what can we do? We may feel helpless and tired and impotent . . . what can we do? Pray. No matter what, we have, a GOD of Love to pray to, in The Name of Jesus Christ. GOD hears and GOD answers according to GOD’s will. There is always an answer from GOD: No; Yes; Not Now. Remember GOD is not human and we are not gods.
Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
If an answer to our prayer is yes there is little room for doubt but if it is no:
SONG: Andrea Bocelli – The Lord’s Prayer.
Song: Unanswered Prayers – Garth Brooks
Psalm 66:18 ESV
If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
When GOD says maybe (not now later) how do we respond?
Proverbs 3:5 ESV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Like the soldier’s motto, “Ours is not to reason why; ours is just to do or die”. Leave it to GOD.
Mark 14:36 ESV
And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
Jesus paid the price for sin including ours and believing in Him achieves an eternity in Heaven. Yet until in the fullness of time the things of Revelation come to pass and Jesus returns, the world we live in remains flawed. Still, you can pray.
Church revival and church growth starts with you and, you will make a difference in a troubled world if you do; demonstrate the Love of GOD teach others about Jesus and Salvation.
Next Week: Can You Escape from Reality?
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