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Monday, March 9, 2009

God Is Always on Your Side

Many television stations claim to be "on your side." This means they have a person who investigates injustices, tries to set them straight and reports these victories. I suppose their failures never make the air. Of course, they need to be made aware of your problems before they can be "on your side."

This is not the case with God. He is always on your side. However, that doesn't mean bad things won't happen to you. He takes bad things and makes them good. He takes the things you lack and shows Himself as the one who provides. He takes the injustices and rights the wrongs. He just doesn't do it when we tell Him He must.

God takes a car wreck and brings families closer to Him. He has family members come to saving knowledge of Christ by a terminal illness. He takes the loss of a job to show that He can be trusted. This trust results in a closer walk with Him and others coming to know Christ. You always rejoice when the bad times are over but not just because they are over. You rejoice in what God accomplished with the bad times.

It is often hard to see God when things are really bad. That is because we bring our bad situations close to our eyes and God looks a lot smaller in comparison. If we bring them close enough, we can't see anything but our bad times.

That is why God says that we should give them to Him. He wants them because He cares for us.

Nothing will ever change that. There is nothing we can do to make God love us less. There is nothing we can do to make Him work for us less. He has given His own Son; how much more does He have to do to prove He cares for us?

You should give God your troubles. You should tell yourself that you know He is on your side. It goes like this: I have (name your trouble) but God is on my side. He wants (this trouble). I gave it to Him. He will make things good because He is always on my side.

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