Read: Deuteronomy 29:25-29
MEMORISE: The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law (Deuteronomy 29:29).
As we discussed yesterday, the Almighty God reserve the right to reveal some things and conceal others. That is, His sovereignty. Although, we may not know why natural disasters occur, the biblical truths we do know with absolute certainty allow us to trust the lord even in times of great suffering. The bible gives us assurance.
God is in control (Psa.103:19). Nothing in heaven or on earth is outside of His rule and authority. He does not react to events but sovereignty ordains or permits them to run their course. Although we cannot know for certain if He has sent a catastrophe or allowed it, we can trust in his goodness and wisdom. The lord loves people and wants them to be saved (Jn.3:16-17). Giving His son for the salvation of the world proves without doubt that He loves each person. This truth stands firm despite the fact that many rejected the saviour. He cares for us, even when cannot feel it or would not accept it.
God works circumstances for His good purpose (Isa.46:10). Though, we cannot fully comprehend what He is doing in each incident, every disaster is a wake-up call for humanity. God is alerting us to the need for repentance-so the lost can be saved and the saved can be revived to live totally for Him. The Lord wants to get our attention, and catastrophes open our ears to hear from Him.
Be assured today that the One who loves us perfectly is in full control, working everything out according to His plan. Knowing this should fill us with hop, even in the midst of crisis. The Lord promises to turn disaster to good for those who “are called according to His purpose” (Rom.8:28).
1. Lord, endow me with the grace to keep trusting You in times of great suffering.
2. Oh Lord, let all things work together for my good purpose in life.
3. Lord, turn disaster to good for those that are called according to your purpose.