God at Work

Ever wonder if you are blessed? Have you looked at the little you have and wish it was more? Do you sometimes think God isn’t paying attention? Are you looking at everyone around you and thinking they are so much more blessed than you?

I’m sure we have heard the old saying, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. It’s a rather simply saying the implies that we can’t see all that is happening with someone else or what the full situation is. Yet we continue to find someone to gaze at that we think has all that we would like to have.

There is certainly nothing wrong with wanting more for your family. God made us, especially parents, to desire providing the best we can for our families. We have a yearning to provide a better life for our children. We ask God to be with us as we work toward our goal.

There are times when it seems the bottom has fallen out from under us. During the current battle against the COVID-19 virus, many of us have lost jobs or been furloughed for a period of time. Some businesses are closing, never to open again. Some of our loved ones are infected with the virus and battling for their lives. Others are infected and have no ill effects.

We wonder at times where God is in all of this. If we didn’t question it, we wouldn’t be human. After all, only God can see the larger picture. Only He can see what we cannot. No, I don’t believe God caused the virus. I do believe He is very much at work, bringing good from the bad. It will only be much later, when we look back at this time months or years later, that we will see how He worked during this time.

Many of us don’t like the idea of waiting. We are impatient and want the answer now. We believe we need answers to continue one more day. Yet we forget that God is there with us. He does not abandon His people. He gives them the strength, courage, and encouragement they need to continue.

I pray we continue to hold on to God. I pray each of us reach out to God for the strength we need to make it through one more day. I pray we grasp the blessings He is providing and give Him thanks for them. Hang in there. Ask God to provide for your needs. Trust He is working. Know He is blessing you.

Psalm 16:5-8

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;

you make my lot secure. 

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; 

surely I have a delightful inheritance.

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; 

even at night my heart instructs me.  

I keep my eyes always on the Lord.

With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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