“The world is in desperate need of a people of God who will stay steady in the chaos.”- Max Lucado
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”- Romans 8:28 (NIV)
Max Lucado concludes Chapter 11 of Made for This Moment as he shares this thought:
“A wimpy God makes for a wimpy heart. But a great God makes for a solid saint. Let him be big. The next time you feel the weight of the world, talk to the One who made the world. As your perception of God grows greater, the size of your challenge grows smaller.”
Yet, even though springtime seems like forever from now, it isn’t. Above all, the story of Esther dares us to believe that God’s active, even though He appears hidden. And He brings life out of hidden things.
Certainly, we don’t know about many things in life. However, Max stresses, according to the apostle Paul we can be dead certain about four things:
- We know God works. As Pastor Lucado states, God’s always busy behind the scenes, above the fray, and in the midst of the fury. And He never stops or tires out.
- He never stops working for our good. Most significantly, God works for our good. Not for our comfort, pleasure, or entertainment. For He’s the ultimate good.
- To do this He uses all things. From the Greek word panta, meaning ‘always.’ God’s all-inclusive.
- He works for the good of those who love Him. In all things, God works for those who seek Him and His will.
Finally, on a Saturday night in war-torn London, a bombing raid flattened the walls of a church. But the next day, with pews covered by dust and mortar, the congregation resolutely gathered to sing the hymn, The Church’s One Foundation.
The singing woke a despondent American war correspondent named Ben Robertson, who’d arrived in London the day before. As a result, his spirit lifted as he witnessed their unshatterable faith.
Today’s question: What Scriptures help you stay steady in the chaos? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: the annotated bibliography of Made for This Moment