LET’S GET THIS STRAIGHT – and read it all !!!
•God does not CAUSE bad things to happen to good people and most of the time, even bad people.
•We live in a world of sin and degradation; stuff just happens.
•Too often WE sin.
•Sometimes WE are stupid.
•AND since we are prone to temptation and the evil one, we get snookered.
•God CAN USE bad things for our good.
THINGS MAY BE BAD, BUT … (this you can do)
•“Though the cherry trees don’t blossom and the strawberries don’t ripen,
•Though the apples are worm-eaten and the wheat fields stunted,
•Though the sheep pens are sheepless and the cattle barns empty,
•I’m singing joyful praise to GOD. I’m turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God.
•Counting on GOD’s Rule to prevail,
•I take heart and gain strength.
•I run like a deer.
•I feel like I’m king of the mountain!” Habakkuk 3:17-19 (msg)
•Read this, too: Romans 8:28
•“ … God has said, ‘I will never leave you; nor forsake you.’” Hebrews 13:5