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What is God Doing?

Posted by Matt Postiff November 19, 2020 on Matt Postiff's Blog under Theology 

Strange things are going on these days with COVID and the recent election. On a broader scale, the troubles in the world, the evil and lawlessness that abounds, and the like, may get you down. But do not forget, dear friends, God is still working:

  1. To teach us more about Himself, that He is sovereign and administers His Universe as He sees fit, not as we see fit! Just like He taught Job, he instructs us.
  2. To guide us to trust more in God, like He taught Paul. 2 Cor. 1:9.
  3. To equip us to comfort others, as He did for the Corinthians. 2 Cor. 1:3-4.
  4. To help us to strengthen our fellow believers, like Peter. Luke 22:32.
  5. To bring honor to Himself, as He has appointed the wicked for the day of judgment and to rescue the godly from wickedness. Rom 9:21-23. 2 Peter 2:9.
  6. To point us to a heavenly country, that is, a world with a heavenly origin, like Abraham and Sarah and their forefathers. Heb. 11:16.
  7. To prove our faith and love for God is genuine—to us and to others. 1 Peter 1:7. Like Jesus in His temptation (Mat. 4, Luke 4). Or like Abraham in his test with Isaac (Heb. 11:17).
  8. To increase our endurance, patience, perseverance, like the believers from the 12 tribes scattered through the world. James 1:3.
  9. To redirect our hope, as the Romans learned. Romans 5:3-5.
  10. To remind us of the end of things, like Asaph. Psalm 73:17.
  11. To keep us humble, like He did for Paul. 2 Cor. 12:2, 4, 7-10.
  12. To make us more holy, like the Hebrew Christians. Hebrews 12:10-11.
  13. To bring a good outcome for His children. God is working all things together for good. Rom. 8:28.

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