Thursday, May 12, 2016

When God is Silent Part 4

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 (NIV)
Some of the hardest things to do in life is to wait on God. But we have to trust that even though we can’t see it God knows what he is doing.
In her book, The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom wrote about an incident in World War II that taught her to trust that God knows what he is doing. She and her sister, Betsy, had been sent to the Ravensbruck concentration camp by the Nazis for harboring fugitive Jews. The barracks they were assigned were not only over-crowded, but flea- infested. As Corrie lay in the dry straw she had made for a bed, not only was she suffocated by human bodies, but fleas bit away at her skin and she got so frustrated and complained to God. “God why these fleas? Haven’t I gone through enough God? I can take anything but fleas. You’ve got to be joking God.”
It was there in Ravensbruck that Corrie and her sister Betsy started a Bible Study in their barracks for Jewish women.
It was illegal to study the Bible in those prison camps and if the guards came into the barracks and found them, death was certain. But to Corrie’s surprise the Bible Studies grew and grew and no guard ever interrupted, never came into the barracks. After weeks and weeks of the Bible Studies, Corrie and her sister finally found out why the guards never came into their barracks. One of them overheard a guard say, “We don’t go in there because of the fleas.” She could not understand the reason for the fleas at first but it all made sense to her now. God had worked it all out for good.
Friends, you never know how God is orchestrating his plans and his will in your life. He is behind the scenes making it all work out for good And we just have to trust he knows what he is doing even when he is silent.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,

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