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"If God called us to a task, He will then qualify us for the job" - Jack Hyles

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"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me" - Galatians 2:20

by Dawson Elliott. Life deals us its fair share of disappointments. The important thing is to learn to handle these disappointments ‘in Christ’ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Teaching the Book of Acts this semester, one gleans throughout this action-packed narrative the fact that we need the empowering Spirit all through life. Paul faced many difficulties on his missionary journeys but he trusted God. In times of disappointment, trust God. He sees the big picture and we see only a fragment. John Stott speaks of the Spirit ‘prohibiting and restraining’ as well as ‘permitting and constraining’. Some doors open and some close. We must learn to accept the guidance of the Spirit in all we do. Paul understood these conceptualisations and was therefore able to overcome the disappointments and difficulties that came his way. He learned the art of turning every disappointment into God’s appointment. This is echoed in Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose”.

The songwriter penned it beautifully:

“Be not dismayed, whatever betide; God will take care of you.

Beneath His wings of love abide; God will take care of you!”

Dear Lord Jesus, help us through your enabling Spirit to overcome in times of difficulties and disappointments. May we put our trust in you – always.

 

 

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