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May 13, 2022

 

Good morning, 

Believers around the world have been asking themselves the question of where to find God in this worldwide distress. In the face of tremendous difficulties and opposition throughout this pandemic and whatever pain, suffering, and loss it has caused, it is feasible to forget God will always be with you. Throughout this pandemic, God remains the source of all life and knows you intimately, cherishes you deeply, and loves you unconditionally. 

Anytime we are faced with widespread suffering, the first question that always comes up is, "Where is God in all of this?" As believers, we can be confident in the promises of God even during suffering, and we do not have to respond from a place of fear. But God, being all-powerful and all-knowing, is where He always has been, on His throne and in complete control, and you can find hope and peace in a God that cares for you. 

It is easy to get distracted, get tossed around emotionally, and start moving in the wrong direction. It's easy to let our thoughts go towards someplace other than God, who is not surprised by our fear. There will be many inconveniences, challenges, and frustrations in times like these. We can trust him even if we don’t understand how God chooses to accomplish his plans. In this crisis, God is with us as he invites our prayers. The Apostle Paul in 2nd Timothy 1:7 says: "For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind." 

Thank you for your continued financial support for the work of the church. Please continue to mail your checks to Payne Chapel A.M.E Church, 2701 Lee St, Houston, Texas 77026, or Payne Chapel AME Church – Houston, Texas - through Givelify.com. 

Finally, I would like to leave you with this thought for meditation; " The very best and highest attainment in this life is to remain still and let God act and speak in you.” - Meister Eckhart 

Blessings. 

Pastor Kevin L. Bullock, Sr