From the CANON on this blog:
1. God is omnipotent and therefore can solve any problem. He may choose to use the solutions listed below, but he often provides in ways you could have never imagined. The poor should cry out to God for help, rather than depending on Baal.
From today’s scripture reading:
And we know that God causes everything to work together kfor the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. References for Romans 8:28
For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become
like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn, with many brothers and
sisters. And having chosen them, he
called them to come to him. And he gave them right standing with himself, and
he promised them his glory. What
can we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever
be against us? Since God did not spare
even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won't God, who gave us Christ,
also give us everything else? Who
dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? Will God? No! He is the one
who has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? Will Christ Jesus? No, for he is the
one who died for us and was raised to life for us and is sitting at the place
of highest honor next to God, pleading for us. Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he
no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or are
hungry or cold or in danger or threatened with death? (Even the Scriptures say, "For your sake we are killed
every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep."l) eferences
for Romans 8:36
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours
through Christ, who loved us. And
I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can't,
and life can't. The angels can't, and the demons can't. Our fears for today, our
worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can't keep God's love away.
Whether we are high above the sky or
in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us
from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:28-39 (NLT)
From today’s devotional:
Think about a circumstance in your life you’d change if you could. Are you frustrated? Worried? Angry? To experience the freedom of contentment in the midst of it—whether a hardship or unfulfilled desire—you must accept the situation as having been allowed by God, even if He didn’t cause it.
In these situations, I often pray, “Lord, I choose to accept this as though it’s coming from You. No matter what I see, I’m choosing to look to You.” Then I can rest in His omnipotence and the knowledge that I’m a child of the living God. Instead of feeling like a helpless, hopeless victim of my circumstance, I know I’m cared for and guided by my sovereign Father through whatever may come.
The second crucial decision is total submission. This doesn’t mean approaching God insincerely and saying, “Well, Lord, I just want to thank You for this! It’s all just so sweet, Jesus.” No, it’s not. Be honest and admit, “This is painful and I don’t like it. But I choose to submit to You because You are trustworthy and loving. I’m willing to persevere until You accomplish in me whatever You want. I choose to draw from Your strength for everything I need.” My friend, if you make this decision and follow through, your fears will lose their power.
Either you believe Romans 8:28 or you don’t. And if you do, you can entrust yourself to the Lord, knowing that He has your best interest at heart, will take care of you, and won’t ever leave your side. When you embrace these truths, you’ll have no reason to be anxious.