Good morning Abba, how we love and honor You. We would like to take this time to give You adoration, honor, and reverence. Thank You for your continual grace despite our actions. Thank You for always loving us regardless. I ask that You cover everyone today as we plead the blood over our locations and all that we encounter today. I ask that You give us a new perspective when it comes to situations. Give us a godly outlook and understanding so that we may be more like You. I’m Jesus Name
God’s plan is not to hurt me but help me...
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
(Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
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Bad Things Happen to Good People
Bible Reading: James 1 :2-8
When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
WHEN A TORNADO tore through Justin’s Midwestern town, it lifted houses off foundations and blew some to bits. Justin felt as if God’s harsh hand had reached down from heaven. He couldn’t see how a loving God could allow earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods to destroy homes and kill thousands of people in a swipe.
The truth is that natural disasters are not the result of an angry God. A transformation occurred on earth after Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden (see Genesis 3: 11-18). The world is now stained by a physical evil that often puts pain and disaster in the lives of its inhabitants, even those who love God. But people who experience tragedy through natural disaster don’t suffer because they are more wicked than those who escape (see Luke 13:3-5). This physical evil comes into our lives for a bunch of reasons.
God hasn’t promised to shield you from everything evil. But he did say he would be with you through anything and everything (see Matthew 28:20).
REFLECT: Be able to explain it to a friend: How are natural disasters connected to human sin? Are individuals always to blame when bad things happen to them?
PRAY: Pray for clear understanding of this deep thought.
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