Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Is God in Everything?

There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all.  (Ephesians 4:5,6 NLT)

   Is God in every area of your life?

   Paul encourages the Thessalonians by saying, "In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."  (5:18 NASB)  If God is not in everything, how can we honestly give thanks for every circumstance, struggle, and trial of life?  There is no way I can rejoice in my predicaments if I don't have the assurance that God is right there beside me.

   King David believed that God was in everything for he said, "For the angel of the LORD is a guard, he surrounds and defends all who fear him."  (Psalm 34:7 NLT)  It is obvious from the context that David experienced this truth on a personal level.

   Does this mean that we are encircled by the presence of God?  Absolutely!  Even in times of testing and trial?  Assuredly!  When we face financial or family difficulties? Right on!  We know from experience that God is in everything -- even the things we don't like and that give us pain and distress.  Keep on trusting -- he is right there with you.  

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