In Awe of His Perfect Work: Finding Hope in Jesus

Mark 7:37  And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

My Jesus has always had my best interest in mind. Oh sure, things come into my life that leave me asking why. The natural mind which has not been touched by the hope of the Gospel is left to try to figure things out on its own. That is why most unbelievers do not understand the lives that we lead as Christians. They can’t understand why we keep serving God even when things go bad in our lives.

The unbelieving world is much like Job’s wife, wondering why we don’t just curse God. Their logic is based upon the assumption that if God is who we say He is, then why doesn’t He answer all our prayers and put a stop to all the evil that comes our way. I’ll have to be honest; from a natural point of view, this is a fair question.

However, when you begin to understand the character, nature, and purpose of God, you also begin to understand that He does all things so that they may ultimately work together for our good. To put it plainly, God makes the best of every situation for the long haul. God doesn’t just think in terms of right here and right now (though He is a very present help in times of trouble), but instead He continues to work a much bigger plan which He began from before the foundation of the world, and will continue to work until His Word is completely fulfilled!

The truth is, the reason mankind is in the mess we are in is due to sin. We live in a fallen world full of fallen people. We also live in a world full of fallen angels (aka demons or devils). Between man’s self-destructive sinful nature and the influences of the demonic realm, it is no wonder this world is so chaotic.

Sinner friend, do not blame God for what the devil or self is doing! Jesus even said that the thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. Jesus also said that HE came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly. This tells me that Jesus is working against the forces which are trying to kill us. Therefore, through the cross, Jesus came to put the brakes on the enemy’s plan to destroy the promised seed.

Imagine life without Jesus and His message of hope. It would sure enough be a much more dreadful place than we could imagine. Today, thank God that Jesus HATH done all things well!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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