I Doubt God's Goodness In Times Of Trouble
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NLT
PROMISE: It happens
PROMISE: If it is not good, it is not over
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 NLT
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6 NLT
What are areas in your life where you need to apply this promise?
- Relationships - Health
A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha. John 11:1 NLT
This is the Mary who later poured the expensive perfume on the Lord’s feet and wiped them with her hair. Her brother, Lazarus, was sick. John 11:2 NLT
So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, “Lord, your dear friend is very sick.” John 11:3 NLT
But when Jesus heard about it he said, “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this.” John 11:4 NLT
So although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, he stayed where he was for the next two days. John 11:5-6 NLT
When you can't see the hands of God, you must trust the heart of God.