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Friday, February 8, 2013

FROM TEST TO TESTIMONY



I’m sure you don’t need anyone to prove to you that our lives here on earth will never perfect.  There will always be strife, death, disappointments, tragedies, hardships etc. that will stand to test our faith.  Whenever our faith is tested as human beings, whether you are a Christian or not, we ask why God has allowed these things to happen to us.

Yes, it is very easy to blame God sometimes because we become angry about the situation we are facing but we only blame God because we believe that He is the Almighty powerful God who can change any bad situation into good.  If you analyze that line, you will realize that He DOES use any bad situation for something good, but not the way we expected it perhaps concluding that He should have prevented it from happening instead of us having to learn from it.

Let me give you an example.  The super storm Sandy that just occurred in the east coast was unexpected.  I mean, when was the last time a storm was so powerful that even the streets and anything in its path in Manhattan was destroyed?  Half of the boardwalk in the Jersey Shore was swept out into the ocean, Staten Island, Long Island.  The list goes on. 

Without knowing the people who were devastatingly affected by this storm, we know some have banded together as a tight community vowing to rebuild much better than it was before.  I have never heard so many people mention God in their tv interviews until after this storm.  It seems not only did it produce renewed hope but also renewed trust in a God who they know will bless them with a fresh start and donations from people who care.

You see when a tragedy happens, it is the time we see God in everyone.  People’s hearts soften, tears of sympathy flow from all over the world.  God comes out in each of us even just to sympathize with the ones who were affected by the unfortunate event.  It prompts us to jump into action, no matter what we can summon up inside of us to do to help.

So yes, maybe God is removed from the schools, from the season of Christmas by calling it a holiday, or by just preventing us to propagate His word.  However, God is powerful, He is not a lazy God, He is a God that will show you whether you like it or not that he prevails!  He will be in your face whether you never read your bible or never go to church.  God is, was and always will.  Isn’t it time you stop fighting and start seeing God for what and who He really is?  Your redeemer.  If you call on Him, He will be there for you front and center.  He is a God who never abandons but instead seeks your love.

Until my next rant…. LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS GOD LOVES YOU!!!!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your rant. I know my life is sometimes disappointing and it is only the knowledge that God has a time and place for me and my life that I continue on with a positive attitude.

Diana said...

Amen, My husband has an amazing story about the death of his 6 week old son that demonstrates why God allows things to happen. It truly is an amazing testimony. I'm so glad I found your blog. Will be reading more. Hugs, Diana

Anamarie Fox said...

Thank you, Diana! I would love to hear that story if you'd like to share it, feel free. It's always nice to hear other people's testimonies and how God moves in all our lives.