When facing tragedy or enduring long months of drought, it’s easy to shut down and go through the motions until you don’t feel so vulnerable.
In this lesson, we’ll briefly meet individuals in Scripture who were victims of stalking, and we’ll look closely at Elijah’s experience with Jezebel to learn how (and how not!) to handle this threat to our well-being.
In God’s Hands on Human Clay, Chuck Swindoll explains the treasured truth that most Christians overlook as the unknown future approaches: God is sovereign. Even though the future remains unclear, we can be certain nothing touches our lives unless it has first flowed through the “moulding” fingers of our loving God.
We live in a time where Christian values are blurred and weakened. But God’s Word is truth and it’s unchanging. When we choose to ignore it we become lost, confused, and without hope.
Our habit of looking back in life’s rear-view mirror can put us on a collision course. We can lose sight of God’s steadfast grip in our life.
We wrestle with God’s sovereignty because we want to be in control of what happens to us. But God sees the whole picture of our lives from start to finish...and He says, “Trust Me. I know what’s best for you.”
There’s a lot about God’s plan we don’t understand. But He never promised He’d tell us His plan—He just promised He has one. Our part is to trust Him in the mystery.
We don’t need to understand God’s will. Our job is to obey.
Because our view of God determines our life’s course, Chuck Swindoll teaches us from Luke 18 that God is the God of limitless possibilities. We can live big. Dream big. Give big. Pray big. God knows no confines.