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God is in Control!

By Church of God Evangelistic Association
March 22, 2014

God the Father has a wonderful plan for your life! Jeremiah 29:11-14 promises that His plans are for our good and not evil and to give us Hope for the future! When we have Faith and Believe in God’s Goodness we can face every trial and difficulty in life with Rejoicing because God has promised to work in and through them for our Eternal Good! (Romans 8:28)

In the course of living life on this earth we will all have circumstances and situations that are difficult and sometimes hard to understand. We must always remember that nothing in our life escapes God’s notice even the very hairs on our head are numbered by Him. God has great care and concern about the tiniest details of your life. He is in control; He is in charge of how every situation ultimately works out for our Good! Always be Encouraged because He has promised to never leave you or forsake you! (Isaiah 40:10) He inspired the Apostle James to write in James 1:2-4, “My Brethren, count it all Joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your Faith works patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” We can be confident that Our Heavenly Father is in control of every situation and He uses everything, even the not so good things to help us grow in grace and knowledge unto Perfection in Christ. We can look at financial stress, sickness, pain, heartache, and persecution in light of God’s Divine Providence! He loves us and wants us to be the very best disciple we can be in this life and the life to come in eternity.

God has a Divine Plan to work everything out for our Eternal Good! He brings about or allows things to happen at just the right moment and in just the right way so that the right people and circumstances would help it come out the way God had ordained in the beginning.

Joseph faced a multitude of pressures and trials any one of which could easily have caused him to give up hope, give in to the pressure, or turn away from God. Joseph could have become angry and bitter at God for failing him and allowing bad things to happen to him. He could have accused God of being powerless to handle the difficulties or maybe not caring enough to get him out of them. (Why aren’t you answering my prayer God?) Joseph did none of these because he learned to Trust in God, Fear Him, and Walk in His Presence. He understood that God was working for his good even in the not so good things happening to him. In Genesis 50:19-20 he said, “Do not fear, for I am in the place of God. As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.”

In the midst of a very difficult situation in his life, when he was dealing with the death of his child, a father wrote the following poem:

God Makes No Mistake
My Father’s way may twist and turn
My heart may throb and ache,
But in my soul I’m glad to know,
He makes no mistake.
My cherished plans may go astray,
My hopes may fade away,
But still I’ll trust my Lord to lead,
For He doth know the way.

Tho’ night be dark and it may seem
That day will never break,
I’ll pin my faith, my all, in Him,
He makes no mistake.

There’s so much now I cannot see,
My eyesight’s far too dim,
But come what may,
I’ll simply trust and leave it all to Him.

For by and by the mist will lift,
And plain it all He’ll make,
Through all the way, tho’ dark to me,
He made not one mistake.

One day this will be the witness and personal testimony of every Saint of the Living God! When we finally are together in the Kingdom of Heaven we will look back over our journey through life and see that through all the circumstances, twists, turns, and seeming detours of life that HE WAS WITH US ALL THE WAY!

In the end we will rejoice with all the children of God as we look back at our earthly pilgrimage and sing in one voice “He Made Not One Mistake!” Do not ever fear or be discouraged Brethren, because nothing is impossible with our Great God, and He is working all things out for your ultimate Eternal Blessing!

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