Ya know, it’s super easy to praise God when things are going exactly as planned in our lives, isn’t it? When the health reports are great, the grades are good, and the relationships are happy, it’s SO easy to say “Yeah, God – I know You’re working here.” What happens when things don’t go as planned, though? Are we still singing the same praises we were when things were good?
He’s doing his job as your pastor. Now, you need to do your job as a believer.
Christians – Stand firm. Don’t fall for this mentality that allows you to pick and choose what to pull from Scripture. Don’t change what you know to be true because the world says you’re wrong. Right now, we are at war with darkness. Don’t let your emotions lose this fight for you because you're too focused on things that don't matter.
“Abortion is a great evil. It’s left an ugly, gaping hole in the world where millions of image-bearing children should be. While the church has largely excelled at calling this despicable spade a spade, she often fails to see this picture: a young, often impoverished, terrified woman – who knows her baby is human! – but considers abortion anyway. Fear is incredibly potent.”
That big elephant in the room. The problem a lot of us see, but don’t want to acknowledge because we really don't want to step on toes. Well, here it is:
“So I bought her for 15 shekels of silver and five bushels of barley. I said to her, ‘You must live with me for many days. Don’t be promiscuous or belong to any man, and I will act the same way toward you.’” Hosea 1:3
“And the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods…” Hosea 3:1
“Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3