Why doesn’t life behave itself?!
I mean, getting a flat on a bike ride isn’t bad enough. Sometimes, like today, you have to get two! That’s what happened to my poor little Lance-Armstrong-wanna-be husband this morning when he was out riding in the country, far, far from home.
And, sometimes — even worse –good people die horrible, agonizing deaths.
And, sometimes — whether we like it or not — and no matter HOW HARD we try, we have a bad hair day. (Hey! You have your tragedies, I have mine. Don’t judge.)
BUT, like Chip Ingram ** (a pastor) reminded me on the radio yesterday, “Life is hard, but God is good.”
And, like the song says, “If you can’t trust His hand, trust His heart.”
God has a gooooooood heart:
God IS love, the Bible says. (1 John 4:8)
And who does he love?
I don’t why, but He does!
Oh, Father, you so loved us that you gave your only Son so that whoever would dare to believe in Him would not perish, but have eternal life with you. (John 3:16)
You comfort us when we’re down, and, not only are you compassionate toward us, but the Bible says you are “The Father of Compassion”. ( 2 Corinthians 1:3)
You stoop down to make us great. (Psalm 18:35)
may we “have power… to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of [You].” (Ephesians 3:18-19)
You are able to do way Way WAY more than we anything we could imagine! (Ephesians 3:20) In Jesus’ mighty, powerful, loving name, AMEN!”
“..to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” ~Ephesians 3:21
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**(click on Chip Ingram’s name above to hear what I was listening to. See the audio list? Click the second one, June 10th, 2010)