Not Always Easy

Posted: August 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

Life, my friends isn’t always easy.  Your response to that may be something similar to “well duh’.  Some days we feel like Charlie Brown on Halloween, we just keep on getting the rock in our goody bag.  Not only do we dislike the rocks that we get, we ask why me, why did I get the rock. Maybe it isn’t a rock for you right now. Maybe you are dealing with something bigger. The job market is tough, the economy is slow and prices keep going up on everything. Tough times are a part of life in a fallen world that’s all there is to it.

One problem that we have is that we think we are in charge. In the book of Daniel chapter 4 we read about some trouble for King Nebuchadnezzar. You can go back and read the whole thing, it’s a great story. In verse 17, 25 and 32 a few very revealing words are spoken to King Nebuchadnezzar.  In a dream he hears them from messengers coming down from heaven, in Daniels interpretation he hears them and finally in a voice from heaven he hears them. The words are “the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes”.

Here’s the deal, if those words are true for King Nebuchadnezzar they are true for us as well. Let me restate that, the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men, mine and yours. That’s right – God is in charge fellas, it’s not you. Sorry if that bursts any bubbles. God is sovereign, He is in charge.  You can’t control everything as much as you think you can or as much as you think you do. The Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men.

So, what can you do? You can choose how you react to tough times. You can choose how to respond. If you need some help here let me suggest a short study. Being God’s Man in Tough Times is a short nine session study that will help you and the guys in your small group react to tough times when they come around. If you need help finding it email me at men@bethel-church.org

 

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