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EVERYTHING CHANGED IN A MOMENT




Imagine you’re at work and you get this news:

“Your house burned down and everything in it is gone!”


And while you're processing that, someone comes in and says,

“Your 401k just tanked. You have nothing left”


Then another comes in and says,

“Your whole family was on the way to the park

and there was an accident, and I’m sorry.

They’re all gone”


While your head is spinning the phone rings.

It’s your doctor. They want you to

come in and discuss your test results.


Any one of those things would send us reeling.

Never mind all of it at once.

But that’s what happened to a man named Job.

You may have heard of him.

There’s a book in the bible named after him.

See, Bad things happen.

Sometimes they are minor. Sometimes they are catastrophic.

Sometimes they happen to nice people. Or even children.

It just doesn’t seem fair.

But look at this guy Job’s attitude after he gets all of this bad news.

Job 1:21

“Naked I came from my mothers womb

and naked I return to the earth.

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away.

Blessed be the Lord “


So, he realized that none of it was really his to begin with.

He came into this world with nothing and he knows he can’t take anything with him.

In an instant we can be reminded just how small we really are.

What little control we really do have.

Think about the things that can destroy our plans.

That are totally out of our control.

That remind us that we are powerless.

A tsunami.

A hurricane.

An earthquake.

A tornado.

Or a small microscopic virus bug that we can’t even see.

These things can bring us to our knees and even a non-praying

person will find themselves calling out to God.

All of our intellect.

All of our money.

All of our science can only at best react to these things.

In a moment all of our plans,

a fortune that we have taken a lifetime to accumulate,

or even our very lives can be wiped out.

Then what do we have?

In times of uncertainty or tragedy or loss there is really

only one place that we should turn our attention and our hope.

That is back to God the Creator who gave it all to us in the first place anyway.

We didn’t create these things.

We can not control these things.

They are God’s to do with as He pleases.

We are just blessed to be granted our next lung full of HIS air.

When we realize that none of it was ever ours to begin with,

it’s a lot easier when it is taken from us.

“Naked I came from my mothers womb

and naked I return to the earth.

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away.

Blessed be the Lord “

Look to God. Don't be afraid.

Put it all in His Hands.

PSALM 91

You will not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day;

nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come near you.

You will only look with your eyes, and see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made God your refuge,,,,,

no evil shall happen to you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.

For he will put his angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways.


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