July 2, 2021
With God, it does not matter what circumstances look like or what others may say when God is in control. The Bible teaches that God's sovereignty is an essential aspect of who he is, that he has supreme authority and absolute power over all things. Therefore, we do not lose heart. God is unchanging in His being, perfection, purposes, and promises. If God were merely loving but not in control of all things it would be a scary world.
God’s sovereignty is meant to give us peace and joy and help us trust God at all times, even when we are suffering. Because God is in control, we can trust God in all circumstances. Because of God's authority, we can trust Him for our future. Because God rules over everything, we can pray in faith. God is certainly able to change our bad situations, so we can find rest for our souls, no matter what our circumstances are. Therefore, we must fight to trust that God is in control when we cannot see it or fathom how it could be possible.
Nothing is impossible with God. Knowing this, we can keep praying, no matter how impossible the situation seems. We do not have to give thanks for the evil in the situation, but we can thank God that he is with us, protecting and keeping us, and he is using it for our good. So, no matter what the circumstances look like, hold on and wait on God. He sees you, and He will come to your rescue.
Thank you for your continued financial contributions to support the work of the church during this pandemic. Please continue to mail your checks to Payne Chapel A.M.E Church, 2701 Lee St, Houston, Texas 77026, or use Givelify.com on the church website.
Finally, I would like to leave you with this thought for meditation: “Suffering is unbearable if you aren’t certain that God is for you and with you.” - Timothy Keller
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Kevin L. Bullock, Sr