In All Circumstances

Mark Office

Greetings In The Name Of The Lord:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT)
16  Always be joyful. 17  Never stop praying. 18  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Corrie Ten Boom said, “Often I have heard people say, “How good God is! We prayed that it would not rain for our church picnic and look at the lovely weather!” Yes, God is good when He sends good weather. But God was also good when He allowed my sister, Betsie, to starve to death before my eyes in a German concentration camp. I remember one occasion when I was very discouraged there. Everything around us was dark, and there was darkness in my heart. I remember telling Betsie that I thought God had forgotten us. “No, Corrie,” said Betsie, “He has not forgotten us. Remember His Word “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him.” Corrie concludes, “There is an ocean of God’s love available-there is plenty for everyone. May God grant you never to doubt that victorious love-whatever the circumstances.” You might say, “but it’s hard to give thanks for what I am going through right now! How am I supposed to be thankful in this mess?” God never said it would be easy, however, he did say that he would be with you no matter what you are going through, and with his help you will make it. So always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in ALL circumstances, for this is God’s will for you.

In Christ,

Pastor Mark


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