Here in Fargo-Moorhead we are facing a week that we were hoping we wouldn’t see for decades. Many parts of our region and the upper Midwest will be facing similar flood battles this spring.
Today as we head into this stressful week I want to share with you 2 wonderful Bible passages and promises:
Romans 1:20 “Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”
Psalm 66:10-12 “For you, O God, tested us; you refined us like silver. You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs. You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.”
In the midst of challenging circumstances we must remember God’s promises are still true. And here on earth God’s promises always require obedient actions and attitudes on our part. In the middle of all circumstances (good and bad) God is consistently and persistently revealing Himself and sharing His Truth, Grace, and Love with every human heart. More than our comfort, His concern and desire is our Christ-like character. When we surrender our self-centered wills to His all-sufficient will He can shape us, strengthen us, and fill us with His peace, hope, and love in ways we could never imagine! This is why we have hope and strength even when life seems overwhelming and confusing. Many times, I don’t understand some of the “why” questions but I know God is in control, I know Jesus is my Savior and my Lord, and I know someday I will spend eternity with Him and for today that is all I need. We must keep the long-term picture in mind and not get overwhelmed with the many daily struggles. “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)
I am praying for and thinking about all of you this week. If there is anything we can do to help you please email, facebook, or call us at 298.9181. The flood provides us a great opportunity to serve and support others.
See you on Sunday! I am excited to share with you on “Til Death Do Us Part”.
Jon Hauser, Pastor