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July 27, 2015

Questions in Times of Great Disaster - Isaiah 55

Whenever a great disaster strikes, legitimate questions spring to mind. Why does the Lord let such things happen? Couldn't He have stopped this? Doesn't He care? The magnitude of death and destruction caused by earthquakes, tsunamis, or floods strips away all the everyday thoughts that normally occupy our minds and causes us to seek explanations for suffering.

Often we answer our own questions based on our relationship with God. Those who know nothing of Him have no frame of reference for understanding how He works. However, believers in Christ have the Bible to guide them as they wrestle through these issues. But even then, the accuracy of one's perspective is determined by his or her knowledge of God's Word. Those with a limited understanding of Scripture may very well come to inaccurate conclusions.

We must guard against attempts at forcing God to act as we think He should. If He does something that won't fit into the box we've designed for Him, we easily become upset, angry, or confused. The Lord will never stay within the parameters we set for Him. Since we are mortal, earth-bound, and sinful, we have a very narrow perspective and understanding of life. But our eternal, sinless, sovereign, and omniscient Creator sees and knows what we cannot perceive.

We want to be sure that our viewpoint of God's role in natural disasters comes from the Bible, not from our own limited "boxed perspective." Scripture tells us of the Lord's love, faithfulness, and wisdom. Whenever we cannot understand His ways, faith in His goodness must be our foundation.

Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.

Sermon Series
      Too often, we make huge plans and major resolutions, and we get burned out when we can't keep them. We need to learn to make small, manageable, incremental changes that really add up. When we guard our words, make our thoughts obedient to Christ, and cultivate new actions, we can see long term life change.

Last Week:
      It's the small things that no one sees that result in the big things that everyone wants. Little things make the big things happen. So what one thing does God want you to focus on? What is your one word or verse that God will use to change your life?
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Next Week:
      We continue our series: Small Things, Big Differences by looking into Our Thoughts from the book of Proverbs.

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