God's Rule Prevails!

>> Sunday, March 13, 2011

Some days are like living in a Norman Rockwell painting; others... ummm...aren't.  Friday we woke up to a normal everyday until we turned on the news:  Japan earthquake and then the tsunami.  

No matter what the circumstances, no matter what it LOOKS like, God is STILL in control.  Even though it looks like nature has had it's way, God is there.  Even though decisions are made and it seems to be no way out, God knows and has much better plans.  

"Though the cherry trees don't blossom 
and the strawberries don't ripen,

Though the apples are worm-eaten 

   and the wheat fields stunted,

Though the sheep pens are sheepless 
   and the cattle barns empty,
I'm singing joyful praise to God. 
   I'm turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God.
Counting on God's Rule to prevail, 
   I take heart and gain strength.
I run like a deer. 
   I feel like I'm king of the mountain!

Habakkuk 3:17-19 (The Message)

We don't live in a painting.  Life is full of problems.  Full of tornadoes, volcanoes, bankruptcies, thieves, child abuse... Don't get me wrong.  It has good moments, too.  The only thing is, when we're going through the bad, the good tends to get forgotten.  

This is our reminder.  When reading in B90X, the little book of Habakkuk captured my attention with these verses.   Even though life might be falling down around us- God is still in control.  He is still worthy to be praised!  We can still sing praises to Him!  When we do, God lifts us up and out of the bad and He sets us at His feet.  There, we gain strength and we are able to face all we have to face when realty sneaks in again.  The sky is still black as can be but there is still joy in the Lord.  He NEVER changes.  "I'm turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God. I didn't exactly do cartwheels this weekend but I did play tennis:) 

God's rule prevails!  Remember that.  Counting on God's rule to prevail, we can take heart and gain strength!  I'm counting on that today in a friend's life.  When one of our brothers or sister's in Christ hurt, don't we all hurt?  

Do any of you need prayer?  Now is the time to step up and do exactly that.  Satan has reared his ugly head in too many ways to count.  Now is the time to fight back.  We can pray here on this blog or you can email me privately at lauryhubrich@faithwriters.net    Let's remind Satan that he did NOT win, will NOT win, will NEVER win:)

"For God hath not given us 
the spirit of fear; 
but of power, and of love, 
and of a sound mind."  
2 Timothy 1:7 (King James)

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