July 9, 2020
-Pastor Tyler Alexander
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
Our church, city, state, country, and altogether world is facing a global pandemic right now that at times, seems plainly, defeating. It seems as if every media outlet has nothing other to say than another bad report. There’s 20 different spin off’s and versions of each bad report that comes.
That’s one way to look at it all. Through the lens of the redeemed we must see things differently. Our worldview is completely opposite. We see this broken world and our broken bodies and minds through the grace of God. Redemption is drawing nigh.
We know, down in our very being, that ALL things work together for good. If Joseph had not went through the pit, there would have been no palace, no provision for his family through the famine. If Jesus had not died for all there would be no provision for the lost. I would be dead in my sin. No hope whatsoever.
God takes these times and uses them in such profound ways it truly becomes mind blowing when you get to the other side of it. Through these times He does what only He could do.
We do not lose hope and we do not lose heart. We stand in faith and await our Savior and know that these are the perfect conditions, this is the weakness, that is a platform for God’s power.
Christian, His grace is sufficient. He will hold us fast. Press into that grace and hold on tight by faith. We serve not only the God of the mountain but the God of the valley as well.