Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bad news...and good news!

Well, today we heard the bad news that my dad was laid off from work. :( This was quite unexpected. No regular paychecks to come and no benefits. At first I was astonished and then by God's grace (here's the good news) my next thought was "Wait a minute! God is the one who provides!" God gave this job and then He took it away, but He should still be praised. God can certainly provide another job, maybe a better job for my dad.

In order to back this thinking up, I found some good promises right out of God's Word...Here they are. The first passage may sound very familiar, but it's a both a command and promise. And we should never tire of the promises of God "for no matter how many promises God has made, they are 'Yes' in Christ." 2 Corinthians 1:20. (Here is yet another promise!)
Matthew 6:25-33:
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in the barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow.They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we wear?" For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (my emphasis)

What promise and hope!! "If God is for us, who (or what) can be against us?"

So I end with this prayer...
Ephesians 3:20-21: Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the chruch and in Christ Jesus thoughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (my emphasis)

What bad news...but what GOOD news!! Praise God!

In Christ,


Em Joy said...

Oh, I'm sorry Melly! However, your good news is so true as well. God is so good! =)

Thank you for being such an example to me in your faith. I will be praying for you all.