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Who is like you

Who is like You
Who is like you,

a people saved by the Lord,

the shield of your help,

and the sword of your triumph!”

—This God—

his way is perfect;

the word of the Lord proves true;

he is a shield for all those

who take refuge in him.

“For who is God, but the Lord?

And who is a rock, except our God?”  

Deuteronomy 33


higher

Higher
why?

because...

"The Lord says, "My thoughts are not like yours.

Your ways are not like mine.

Just as the heavens are higher than the earth,

so my ways are highter than your ways,

and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts.

 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord.

They are plans for good and not for evil,

to give you a future and a hope.

 


God is Good

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Adversity...why are we so adverse to believe that God would allow

or give adversity in our lives...

when  we  choose our leaders...isn't it true that we might not always agree with their decision making, especially regarding our daily lives...but, we chose them..

we chose Him...He is our Sovereign Lord...

and most importantly, 

He is good...in all circumstances...

"Safe?" said Mr. Beaver, don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you?

Who said anything about safe? 'course he isn't safe.

But he's good. He's the King, I tell you.  C.S. Lewis

He says our afflictions are nothing compared to eternity...

For momentary, light affliction is producing for us
an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
 
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy
to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Romans 8
 
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we learn   we change 
 
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
1 Peter 5
 
now, who would you rather choose to get to know better?
 
Santa Clause?
or
Nelson Mandela?
 
hmmmm, how deep do you want to go?
 
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you can stay on the surfacw where the air is abundant...

but, if you go deep where the real treasure is

your experience will be different

 

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you have to be dependent (on your air tanks)

to seek what is worth seeking...

 

the deep...to understand "why bad things happen to good people"

(is there really any substance to that statement?)

you must give up your right to breathe fresh air,

and wholly go deep,

depending upon Him...

in Him we live and move and exist,  (Acts 17)

you see, it's the fellowship

 of His  suffering

and the power

of His resurrection. 

more than that...

I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing

value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (Philippians 3)

one...temporary

the other...forever

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haughtiness says,

Why me God?

humbleness says...

 I am with you; that is all you need.

My power shows up best in weak people.

”Now I am glad to boast about how weak I am;

I am glad to be a living demonstration of Christ’s power,

instead of showing off my own power and abilities.

2 Corinthians 12

Why...

 

But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
That I may tell of all Your works.

Psalm 73