From Tragedy To Triumph In The Lord

John 19:11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against Me, except it were given thee from Above: therefore he that delivered Me unto thee hath the greater sin.
Genesis 37:1-50:26 we learn about Joseph. This is only one of many examples throughout the Word of God, where the Lord took what was meant for evil and used it for His glory!
Throughout history, there have been numerous accounts where the King of kings has been high and lifted up, even through the most horrific circumstances. The best example, in my opinion is how the Father allowed His Son’s Sacrifice to save mankind!
This weekend, we again got to get a glimpse at evil as one man took the lives of many in Orlando.
It is easy at times like this, for Christians to get a bit apprehensive, but these are situations we need to dig our heels in and stand strong in confidence, We need to set ourselves apart by our boldness. We KNOW, regardless of the world’s chaos, our God is in control.
As Jesus says in John, there is no power that God has not allowed! We are not victims but vessels! Our Father pours His love into us. His Children are not designed to hold on or hoard our blessings, but share with others.
There is no possible way to understand how the Lord can take something so grotesque and use it to glorify Himself, Long ago, there was a young man who probably thought the same thing, but through a Divine Providence, helped the very ones who tried to destroy him.

FATHER GOD
Thank You for the day You have given us
Please be with those in Orlando and all over the world who are hurting
Lord, we all desperately need You, our Savior, Redeemer and Friend
Some realize this because the Holy Spirit has revealed it to us
Others are still unaware
Please save them, God
Lord, we are called to be light in this world
And we simply cannot love if we are judging others
Merciful Lord, You look upon us with love and mercy
You extend Your grace to us
We are no more deserving of salvation than anyone else
Please let us see others as individuals, poor in spirit
And not withhold our Most sincere, heart-felt prayers for anyone
Please let us not exalt ourselves above others
Instead, remind us how undeserving we are
That it is ONLY by Your grace we have been saved, and not of ourselves Eph 2:8-9
Please remove our pride, our hesitation to intercede
What if others had thought that of us, Lord
There’s NONE worthy, other than Christ! Romans 3:10-12
Help us, please, to let our hearts go out to all the lost
The hurting
Compassion is not compromise
And True Love is not conditional
Your Word tells us in 1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
Please be glorified in the midst of this latest tragedy
We don’t understand why things like this have to happen
But this fallen and broken world
Just as You healed the blind, brought hearing to the deaf, dancing to the lame and raised people from the sleep of death, Your purpose is perfect for such a time as this!
Praise Your Name for Your Wonderful and amazing works!
In the Name of Jesus
Amen
Songs
For Such A Time As This _(Kim Hill)

Give Me Jesus

Mighty to Save

credits: God the Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Scripture
encouraging words
Peace and comfort for victims, families, friends of the Orlando shooting and (former “Voice” contestant) Christina Grimmie’s family and friends
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About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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