Sunday, January 11, 2009

Keeping up hope.

Due to the recent downturn in the auto industry, I was laid off last week. My wife's company is merging with another bank and causing some very nervous times in her department. My mother in law also pasted away just before Christmas.

I light of all these recent setbacks and sad times one could say that things look bleak and hope is hard to find. I teach Sunday School at our church and we are going through the Heidelberg Catechism as part of our curriculum. I was struck today by the question that we went over today.
Question #26: What do you believe when you say: I believe in God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth?
A. That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth and all that is in them, and who still upholds and governs them by His eternal counsel and providence, is, for the sake of Christ His Son, my God and my Father. In Him I trust so completely as to have no doubt that He will provide me with all things necessary for body and soul, and will also turn to my good whatever adversity He sends me in this life of sorrow. He is able to do so as almighty God, and willing also as a faithful Father.
That line that says I trust in God so completely is so very true. I must trust in God that he will turn to my good whatever is sent my way. Funny how God shows you the way at the most unexpected times.