DAY 3: Saturday 21 March GOD IS ABLE
Good morning and thanks to those of you who have been sending suggestions and thoughts for these emails.
Today I share encouragement from Karen…
I went into our Chapel today to look for something I thought I had lost. How God can teach us a lesson! The words on the wall behind the stage say 'Our God Is Able'.
Those words have never resonated so much with me before. Take a moment and ponder those words. He is able to do so much more than we can imagine. We limit Him by our lack of faith and lack of trust. During these challenging times remember that phrase if nothing else. He will get us through all of this because 'He is able’.
Interestingly the thing I had been searching for 3 days turned up as soon as I got home!
Lesson learned Lord. Trust, Trust and Trust some more!!
May the Lord bless you all
God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
From Roy Crowne, director of Hope Together UK the following message
In these uncertain times we are holding on to God and trusting that in him all will be well. Please join in the national prayer event this Sunday.
We are praying for all those affected by the pandemic. It is a crucial time to show that we care as well as pray. We are aware that many churches rely on senior citizens as key volunteers, and they are now self-isolating.
Also, foodbanks are struggling to meet demand as tinned food is in short supply as people stock up.
Pray that churches will be creative in creating connected, caring communities able to spread hope.
'God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear...' (Psalm 46:1-2)
Another thought shared between a few of us who did make it to the Coffee Morning last Tuesday is that whilst we may be worried about being ‘isolated’ for a period of time, remember that God always works for our good and those times of isolation are often followed by blessing.
Remember the Children of Israel wandered the desert for 40 years but eventually were led to their ‘Promised Land’. And Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness before commencing 3 years of ministry that would change our world forever.
So don’t wallow in the negatives of now but look forward with anticipation to the future that God is preparing us for.
Thanks to Anne Roberts for the picture below…