Faith & Reason ... a mystery

Monday, April 9, 2012

God sees beyond the Horizon!

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed fervently for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but no hope in sight. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. God, how could you do this to me? He cried. Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. “How did you know I was here?” Questioned the weary man of his rescuers. “We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going badly. But we should not lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground; it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God. For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has a positive answer for it:

We say: It is impossible.
God says: (Luke 18:27 KJV) “And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”

We say: I am too tired.
God says: I will give you rest. (Mat 11:28 KJV) “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” 11:29 “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” 11:30 “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

We say: Nobody really loves me.
God says: I love you. ((John 3:16 KJV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” 13:34 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”

Thank you Tony at Abundant Life Crusades for this devotion.

Stand firm and look at the smoke when your hut is burning to the ground. It is going to lead you to a new existence. You know I love ya, Don

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