Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
Isaiah 40:28 NIV
http://bible.com/111/isa.40.28.NIV

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Classic “Newsboys” song –Read All About It

A Time of Doubt

Room For Doubt
(http://bible.com/r/1At) This devotional thought approaches us when we are full of questions & doubt. Sometimes God allows our world to be shaken in order to wake us up. He will rock you so that you may better see & seek your need for him.

Here is that devoted thought:

At some point in our lives, most of us encounter a time of deep and intense doubt.

Maybe yours is not about the existence of God and the reliability of Scripture. Perhaps your doubt is on a deeper level.

You are not wondering if God is there—you want to know if God really cares.

We sing and talk about the goodness and the love of God, but as you look at your life right now, perhaps you are saying,

“God, I doubt whether You really care about what is going on. If You cared, You would help me. You would intervene in this situation. You would do something about the suffering that I am experiencing right now.”

It’s hard to separate our personal circumstances from God’s love for us.

But suffering doesn’t have the same impact on everyone.

Suffering can actually strengthen some people’s faith while at the same time cause others to question why a loving God would allow such pain.

One person may read a book like The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins and have their world rocked; another person may read the same book and find that it ends up strengthening their faith.

When it comes to doubt, there is no one size that fits all.

Some people struggle with it, and some people don’t. Some people scream their way into doubt through pain and suffering, and others seem to drift into it.

For some of us, the doubt lasts for a few days; for others, months; and for some, years.

Ben Young (Room for Doubt) continues to writes,

In my case, once my faith started to crack, doubts flooded my mind without mercy. I began to question everything. Is God real? Is the Bible true? Is Jesus really God? What about all those other world religions? How can they be wrong? Why did Jesus go to Israel? Why not China where there were more people? What about hell? What does a man dying on a cross two thousand years ago have to do with me today? What about the contradictory reports of Judas’s death and the number of angels at the resurrection? What about the resurrection? Did Jesus really come out of the grave alive from the dead, or was that a hoax? What about evolution? Is that a better explanation of how we got here?

Wave after wave of doubts pounded my mind. I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I was drowning. I felt alone, sinking in a sea of doubts. (Taken from Room For Doubt
http://bible.com/r/1At).

Song Necessary Pain by “Dogs of Peace”

One eye is on the Sparrow, the other in the eye of a hurricane

Be merciful to those who doubt;
Jude 1:22 NIV
http://bible.com/111/jud.1.22.NIV

But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. They said to you,

“In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.”

These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
Jude 1:17‭-‬25 NIV
http://bible.com/111/jud.1.17-25.NIV


EXTRA –

Go to: 👉THE FATHER IN MARK 9

When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.

“What are you arguing with them about?” he asked.

A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.”

“You unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”

So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.

Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?”

“From childhood,” he answered.

“It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”

“ ‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.”

The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out.

The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.”

But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.

After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer. ”
Mark 9:14‭-‬29 NIV
http://bible.com/111/mrk.9.14-29.NIV

Time for us to get God’s perspective of things, the best we can.

I personally read Isaiah 55 to keep things in the right perspective. I call it God’s “Scripture Picture” –

…Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.
Isaiah 55:3 NIV
http://bible.com/111/isa.55.3.NIV

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:8‭-‬11 NIV
http://bible.com/111/isa.55.8-11.NIV

I go to God’s Word for answers, comfort and good news.

Local news, national reports and international accounts will always be told with a political bias. This world is under the sway of the prince of this world but I will follow & take advice & commands from The KING of kings, The Lord Jesus Christ.

On Him we can depend.

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