We just started a new series at The Community Fellowship from the book of Habakkuk talking about the fact that sometimes God doesn't seem fair. As you read Habakkuk the story unfolds of a prophet who loves God but is asking some hard questions. We've heard many of those questions. Like: why do bad things happen to good people? and why does life and God seem unfair?
Through the mix of what Habakkuk asks, there is hope. Big hope. Listen in for a minute:
Habakkuk 1:12 (niv) --- LORD, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, we will not die...
Habakkuk 2:4 (nlt) --- Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.
Habakkuk 2:20 (nlt)--- But the Lord is in his holy Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him.
Seeing through the difficulties and the stress, we find God. He is still God, holy and merciful. He is still our God and able to save and help. What I see in the middle of the struggle is that we are blessed people. I need to be reminded of that. How about you?
I am blessed as a child of God, with a great family, a neat church family, friends and more. The struggle and the battle doesn't compare at all to our God and to how we are blessed. Thank Him for the blessings today. Be reminded:
Jeremiah 17:7 (nlt) --- But blessed are those who trust in the Lordand have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
Ephesians 1:3 (nlt) --- All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.
Psalm 1:1 (nasb) --- How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,Nor stand in the path of sinners,Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
Psalm 32:2 (nasb) --- How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity,And in whose spirit there is no deceit!
Confess it. Live it. We are blessed people. Forgiven, children of God with a message of hope to share with the people we meet every day (from our house to the White House and across the world...God is still God!!!)