02 God is on the throne

Encouragement for difficult days (2):

I just couldn’t help myself. the material in Warren W. Wiersbie’s book, “The Bumps Are What You Climb On”, is so good, that I will keep on sharing things from it for those that have not read it. We all need encouragement from time to time, and I for one have found many good thoughts and pointers in this book.

Remember what John wrote in Rev. 19:6 – “And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”

God reigns! He is on the throne! This was written by John from his exile on the isle of Patmos. He didn’t write “Woe is me” although he had many reasons to do so. No, he exalted the Lord and praised Him in spite of his own difficult situation.

Isaiah the prophet also found strength in God when his world fell apart. When the godly king Uzziah died, Isaiah thought everything was going to end. But then, in Isaiah 6:1 we read ” In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.” What a sight it must have been (read the following verses as well).

The apostle Paul had a similar experience. When facing the tough job of preaching and establishing a church in the sinful city of Corinth, he may have felt like quitting. Then, in Acts 18:9-10, we read “Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.” This gave encouragement to Paul, and he kept working there for a year and a half before moving on.

There are no doubt many difficulties and hardships in this world, but we need to look at God and see Him on the throne. He is in control, and He will give us the strength that we require! We need to trust in Him and lean on Him! he is the one that can empower us! remember Phil. 4:13.
” I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”


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