Tuesday, November 13, 2012
One Week After...
In effect, he said that just because what we wanted to happen didn't take place doesn't mean it wasn't God's will. In my own life, I know that God can use even the most catastrophic event for His own purposes. Dr. Steve Farrar, who teaches the men's Bible study at our church, continually quotes this passage: "Our God is in the Heavens, and He does as He pleases." And what He pleases isn't always what we want.
I've just finished proof-reading the galleys for my next novel, Stress Test, and came upon these words, spoken by a character falsely accused of a crime. I think they're just as applicable to the citizens of our nation today.
"God, I could pray for deliverance, but it’s either going to happen or it isn’t, and whichever way it goes, You’ve already planned it out. So what I really need is patience to get through, and wisdom to do the right thing."
What's your reaction to where we find our nation today?
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