Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.
Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.1 Peter 4:12-13 (The Message)
When we face difficulties in life, it can be often feel as if God has deserted us because He doesn’t seem to be answering our prayers. Just because God can seem strangely quiet doesn’t mean he doesn’t care about us. In fact, God is not only the author of love, but also the sustainer of love, and because of that He has promised to always be with us in every situation and every circumstance.
The difficulties we face in life help us to grow in our worldly experiences, and in our relationship with God. They remind us how great God is, and just how much He loves us.
You Are Love You are justice for every oppression You’re forgiveness for every confession You are beauty, goodness, blessing You are love You are healing for every sickness You are power in every weakness You are mighty, holy, faithful, You are love O God of the Heavens You descended from your throne Gave Your Son for our ransom And by this all men will know that You are love. We were thirsty, you gave us water We were orphans, now you are our Father We were desperate, hungry, seeking You are love Everlasting, Never ending All consuming, You are love