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Friday, July 16, 2010

God got it under control

When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider:
God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future.
Ecclesiastes 7:14

Photo: Tigner J.
“Where did all the blue skies go? Oil wasted on the ocean fish full of mercury, Ah things ain’t what they use to be. Over and over you can be sure there will be sorrow but you will endure. Where there's a flower there's the sun and the rain Oh and its wonderful there both one in the same.“

Throughout our existence we are confronted with good and bad situations. Marvin Gaye and Frankie Beverly both duly noted life’s balance through song which enlighten us; people can’t have good without bad or joy without pain. Marvin’s cry for Mercy along with Frankie’s acceptance of Joy & Pain they are both one in the same. God also made it clear through Solomon in this scripture no matter what come to pass in living be happy during the good as well as the bad. How we choose to deal with them is entirely up to us.

Consider Job, who God stated “No one in the world is like him! He is a man of integrity: He is decent, he fears God, and he stays away from evil. And he still holds on to his principles.” Job 2:3 Job was a wealthy man, in all aspects was very proud and happy man who in a blink of an eye lost everything; family, including seven sons and three daughters, money, livestock. Job was bankrupt in today’s equation of worth. Despite the fact he faced misfortune in such great magnitude Job did not sin or blame God for doing anything wrong, he tried to find the balance between good and bad but most importantly he could not determine his future. With an attempt to put this in prospective in our lives I don’t think the average man could have withstood any lost of this enormity and find himself standing, not complaining, questioning God, and most definitely not be happy.

Misfortune should teach us to consider the fact as we are paid a visit of various stages of “good and evil” events we need to be reminded that no matter what tomorrow my bring God got it under control. The pain and weeping may endure for night or season but joy will come in the morning.

Be encouraged don’t give up the good fight and remember to pray as well as pray for others.

Tigner J.

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