Never changing, God has our back
By Pastor Lance Heitman
Abundant Life Church, Grant
Writing these articles has been a learning experience for me. First, I had to learn to use a computer. That was a big deal in and of itself, but I kind of got through that.
While learning about computers, I got on Facebook. That was short lived. All the people I chose to be friends with were quite political. Some didn’t care for the president–some did, some wanted to go to war to protect the second amendment. Some posts were good–some were not. Anyway, I’d read all this before I went to bed, and I couldn’t sleep. I branded Facebook a waste of time, at least for me, so I got off Facebook.
My wife is out of town this week so to send this article to the paper I’m going to have to send my first email. That means I have to get on the internet. On this computer that means I have to use a search engine call Yahoo. To me that is a big waste of time as well.
What do I care what somebody named JLo is wearing, or if some movie star is on the mothership having a homosexual affair with an alien.
I tell you, the world is moving too fast for me. The U. S. spends six trillion dollars a day and only makes three trillion. The price of everything doubles in one year, but the politicians say there is no inflation. Maybe the politicians should buy their own groceries.
Everywhere you turn there is uncertainty and chaos, but there is one thing we can always count on. God will never change. He will always be there for us.
Malachi 3:6 says, “I am the LORD, I change not.” Hebrews 13:8–“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13:5–“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” John 3:16–“God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever (I’m a whosoever) believeth in Him shall not perish, but have ever lasting life.”
Now that’s good news. The Father loves us so much he sent Jesus to die that awful death on the cross for us. John 16:23–“I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou has sent me, and has loved them, as thou hast loved me.” In this verse we see that the Father loves you and me just as much as he loves Jesus.
I never thought anybody loved me as much as God loved Jesus, let alone the Father himself.
When you are in the biggest test and trial of your life remember, God loves you as much as anyone has ever been loved in the history of the world.
Mark 9:23 says, “Jesus said unto him, If thou can believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”
There are over 32,000 promises in the Bible. Whatever your situation is there is a promise that covers it. John 14:18–“Jesus said, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”
God has whatever we need to succeed, Romans 8:37–“Nay, in all things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.” God has equipped us to win, in all things. All means all.
If you have prayed for something and it didn’t come to pass, I promise you the problem isn’t on God’s end. Keep seeking, believing, and trusting. Don’t give up, keep on keeping on. If you’re having a problem with something in the Bible instead of asking someone you think is more spiritual than you, why not ask God, “Where am I missing it, Lord?”
When we pray, we who hardly know anything are praying to the one who knows everything. Yet we do all the talking. Something just doesn’t seem right. John 16:13–“Howbeit when He comes, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: He will show you things to come.”
God has given us the Holy Spirit to tell us all the things we need to know. Don’t worry, don’t be dismayed, because God has your back, and all things are possible to them who believe.
Jesus loves you and so do we.