Devotions

  • Reaffirming the God-ness and Goodness of God
    by Scotty Smith on June 25, 2017 at 3:29 am

         Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. Ps. 115:3 (ESV)      Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me. Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish. Isa. 46:9-10 (NLT)     "I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted." Job 42:2 (NIV) Heavenly Father, though we are quite capable of fretting, carping, and vexing about how out of control things seem, the truth is, nothing could be farther from the truth. We may not always see your hand, discern your heart, or like your ways, but you are God and there is no other. You have never been more aware, engaged, and sovereign than you are today. Italy has her three tenors, but your Word gives us these three magnificent voices today, all affirming the same glorious truth: You are God, and we are not. You were sovereign over King David's challenged rule, crazy family, and personal failures. You were sovereign over Isaiah's difficult ministry, and the outlandish promises you made through him. You were sovereign over Job's loses and betrayals, misery and waiting. Indeed, no purpose of yours can be (or will be) thwarted. Surely, therefore Father, we can trust you with however you choose to write our stories. You give and you take away--but always and only to bring ... […]