Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Standing in the cleft of the ROCK covered by His hand.


Ever feel like you are on somebodies hit list?
Like things are constantly going wrong?
Ever wonder if God remembers you are on His side?
Sometimes we feel like God has withdrawn his protection or maybe something
just slipped by him.
Events mount and you may start to believe that God has forgotten about you.
Be encouraged---God is still in control.
He is working from a set of blue prints that have the perfection of God stamped on them.
Nothing touches you that He does not allow.
Here are some thoughts from Elisabeth Elliot on this subject matter.
It is amazing how God is using her devotionals each morning to speak to my heart.

The Power of Darkness

When the chief priests, temple officers, and elders came to the Garden of Gethsemane to arrest Jesus, they succeeded only because a sovereign God permitted them to succeed. Jesus pointed out that He was teaching daily in the Temple, yet they never laid a finger on Him. Now they were after Him with swords and staves. "But this is your hour, and the power of darkness is yours" (Lk 22:53 JBP). Who gave them that hour? Who allowed them the power to capture Him? It was God, without whose leave not even a sparrow can fall to the ground. God is omnipotent, never slumbering, just, righteous, and forever in control. He was not taken by surprise. All was working then, as it is always working, into a pattern for good.

Our own difficulties often appear to be random. Our tragedies look wildly uncontrolled. They are not. They are subject. Limits are set. God is quietly at work, standing in the shadows, ceaselessly watching over His children.

"The light shines on in the dark, and the darkness has never mastered it" (Jn l:5)


Now doesn't that allow you to relax in the hands of your Father?
Nothing catches Him by surprise.
He saw the past, present, and future--before they happened.
Ever thought about this?
If God can read your thoughts, He can read Satan's too.
Nothing catches our DAD by surprise!



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the awesome card! I'm still squeamish, lost 5 pounds and eating "baby" food, like pudding and crakers. I'm about to go rest, but wanted to say THANKS and GOD BLESS YOU for blessing me today!

I have a wonderful sunrise picture today...will post tonight (if the internet stays up...the storm knocked out our communication for awhile, but I think the roads are good and folks are getting back to normal. It's supposed to be in the 80's this weekend???!

Love you much,
Holly

Ps Can't sign in for some reason...hmmm...off to bed I go

Nise' said...

So thankful that the Father never forgets about us! That nothing takes Him by surprise even when we are knocked off our feet. He's right there helping us up asking us to rest and relax in Him.

SunnySusan said...

Wonderful....

In the first chapter of Job...satan has to ask...yes, ask for permission of God to mess with Job....

I just love this passage Job 1:6-12

Deborah Hooper said...

Greetings from Shreveport, LA!

Debrand said...

Yes, yes, yes!