Daily Devotional for Sunday November 30, 2003

God is still on the throne

( 1 Kings 22:19 )

God is still on the throne. Probably one of the things that comforts me more than anything else during a problem or crisis, is the fact that God is still on His throne. He didn't get off to take a nap, or go watch sports, or hit the refrigerator. He is there, in total control of all that is going on. That of course begs the question, why does He allow terrible things to happen if He is really on the throne.

Remember, God does not cause evil, or encourage it, but does allow it to happen as He did in the case of Job. It was only with God's permission that the devil was able to do what he did to Job. Why does God allow bad things to happen? Men much wiser than I can argue that one, but I do know one day God will wipe away all sin and evil from this world.

That leads me to the great verse that assures us God will not give us more than we can bear. He knows our breaking point. Those two truths, God in control at all times and He will never give me more than I can bear, get me through the difficult times in life.

Many of you are facing difficulties in your life today. Unexplained problems. Circumstances that seem to be out of hand. Pressures that are becoming intolerable. Now is the very time to make your faith real. Look to God and ask Him to strengthen you, to encourage you, to give you peace. He knows how to make the heavy burdens lighter, the crooked path straight. Don't become weak when the difficult times come, be strengthened by them. Let them be times of testing, and honing, and sharpening your faith.

I love you deeply and care about you. I realize that life can be difficult. I also realize that in those difficult times, we can grow in our faith, we can learn to depend on God, we can become real people of faith. Let the difficult times help you to know God in a deeper, more intimate way. Learn to trust the Truth that He is on His throne in control of all things. Take to heart His promise that He will not give you more than you can bear. Learn how to walk through the storms of life victoriously. Be comforted that He will never leave you, never forsake you, never let you down.

For those of you who are in need of a miracle, don't forget to stop by our Miracle Center on my website at www.liveprayer.com . We have had incredible testimonies of healing, restored marriages, financial blessings over the years. I will be praying for you today. Whatever you are facing, never forget this truth. God is on His throne....God is in Control!!!!!

In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller