Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Words of Encouragement

(pictures submitted to me through e-mail). What would you do if you saw a picture like this?  Most of us now look at it and say, it is touched up by tricks of the camera.  And that may be true. But just for right now, let's just image you are walking along the beach and this is the greeting that God gave to you.  What would he want you to know?  He would want you to know he loves you.  Well if you have not already noticed it, he has done some wonderful things already to show you his love for you, his greatest, the gift of his Son.

I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!  He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. - Deuteronomy 32:3-4

Things God Will Not Say. "I Can Do Better Than This". Can you image God making mistakes?  To say that out loud is almost blasphemy.  Yet, sometimes we think it in our minds.  We wonder, God why do we have to do something this way, isn't there a better way?  Why do I have to be afflicted, hurt, discouraged through this life?  You couldn't give me a better life?

Today, let me tell you a truth about God.  He will never say, I can do better than this about himself.  Yes he will say it about us.  He will tell us that he can do better than what we are doing with our lives, but not about himself and his handiwork.

The writer of the scripture today gives us a reminder of this wonderful truth.  God is perfect.  In all his ways he is upright and just.  He is not wrong and he does not have to repent for his actions.

God is perfect, wonderful, marvelous and worthy of all our praise.  If he is this wonderful God that does no wrong, why do we still sometimes doubt that he will take care of the situations we face?  Why do we still waver about trusting in his way instead of our own?

Today, Lord I pray that you would help us to trust you completely.  You never make a mistake.  You see the way clearly and you know that which we have not even faced yet.  Help us this day know you will never say, you can do better.  You will never fumble over how to handle our lives and our situations.  You will always do everything in your perfect like way.