The World’s perspective of God.
We are down here struggling, many people are suffering, there’s injustice everywhere, wars, diseases, earthquakes, floods, disasters all over the world, and where is god?
He’s in Heaven, enjoying himself, oblivious to all the problems we have down here. Why doesn’t he do something? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why doesn’t he take care of his creation? Is he asleep? Doesn’t he care? And after we go though this miserable life, he sends many people to hell? What kind of god is that?
The natural man loves this perspective because it justifies him, and shows that god is clearly in the wrong.
The Biblical perspective of God.
We are down here living in rebellion to God, we don’t obey His Word, we ignore His warnings, we refuse to repent, we kill His prophets & crucified His Son, we provoke Him to anger, we reject His mercy, we mock those He sends to us, we ridicule His ways and we live our live in accordance with Satan, doing whatever we want, making up our own rules, and continually breaking God commandments.
This rebellion causes God great pain and suffering. The suffering you see on Christ’s body, represents the suffering of the Father’s heart, because His creation hates Him and rebels against Him. He patiently holds back His fierce judgment, not punishing people as they deserve, so that some men might repent and be saved, before it is too late.
The natural man hates this perspective, because it clearly shows that he is in the wrong with no excuse.
(By Robert Brownell)
O Lord God give me your joy, which comes from faith in you. With trust in your mercy, I take off the garment of sorrow and affliction and put on for ever the beauty of the glory from you O Lord. I believe in my spirit that you O God of Abraham, Moses and Jacob, will lead Israel with joy, in the light of your glory, with the mercy and righteousness that come from you alone. I declare in my heart, that the joy of the Lord is my strength, and I reject all the sinful and deceitful pleasures of the world. O good Jesus give me the joy of your salvation, set me free from the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things which are unhelpful to my soul. I wish not to be distracted by sorrow, nor lose the joy in waiting for your second coming. I ask this in your Holy Name. Amen and amen.
Thank the Saviour Jesus for what he’s done,
For victory over sin and death he’s won.
Thank the Saviour Jesus for his grace,
For by him God’s mercy shines on your face.
Thank the Saviour Jesus for giving you healing,
And surrender to him each and every feeling.
Thank the Messiah for reconciling you to God the Father,
And give him the glory and no other.
Thank the Saviour Jesus for your life in abundance,
For he has saved you from spiritual redundance,
Thank the Redeemer for preparing your place in heaven,
For he intercedes for you all year, twenty four seven.
Thank the Saviour Jesus for your family and each friend,
Remember to him belongs the beginning and the end.
Thank the Prince of Peace for giving you tranquility,
Remember to him belongs everlasting stability.
Thank the Saviour Jesus for his wisdom and strength,
And to please him have faith till life’s journey and length.
Thank the Saviour Jesus for each blessing,
And your praises to him keep freely expressing.
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The righteous are bold as a lion,
Everywhere and even at Mount Zion.
Those led by God, fear not anyone that hates,
And by Christ, they possess the enemies gates.
The wicked flee when no one pursues,
Such hearts secretly fear sins dues.
Those that are proud, God resists,
And for the unrepentant, judgement persists.
Now righteous or wicked, you cannot be both,
Accept what is good, but all sin you loathe.
Courage comes naturally to God’s chosen,
So, against the darkness don’t be frozen.
Look at those brave who the evil overcame,
They stood for God and his name all the same.
Ignore not these witnesses in heaven,
But partake of the Gospel’s leaven.
Save me O Lord from all evil dreams,
Silence down all the nasty screams.
By your name O Lord Jesus, my nightmares I banish,
And I’ll keep doing it till they all vanish.
Save me O Lord from all lying dreams,
Keep me safe from Satan’s wicked schemes.
By your victory O Lord Jesus I claim my right,
To have peaceful sleep, be it day or night.
Save me O Lord from all tempting dreams,
Pull me out of the bewitching streams.
By your Divine Word I choose to abide,
So keep me safe from every side.
Save me O Lord from all profane dreams,
Let your Holy Angels trounce the insidious teams.
By your perfect love O God which I hold so dear,
From my rest let it cast out all fear.
Psalm 31:16-17,19-21 Verses:
Make Your face shine upon Your servant;
Save me for Your mercies’ sake.
Do not let me be ashamed, O Lord, for I have called upon You;
Let the wicked be ashamed;
Let them be silent in the grave.
Let the lying lips be put to silence,
Which speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
Oh, how great is Your goodness,
Which You have laid up for those who fear You,
Which You have prepared for those who trust in You
In the presence of the sons of men!
You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence
From the plots of man;
You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion
From the strife of tongues.
Blessed be the Lord,
For He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city!