Plymouth Congregational Church

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God’s Got Our Back …

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On the season finale of Austrailia’s 2010 Top Model show, a huge error occurred.  The host of the show announced the winner – the crowd and the winner were very happy.  Then you see the host get a funny look on her face, raise her finger to her ear piece and then interrupt the cheering and applause.  Apparently, she had been given the wrong information and the other model was actually the winner.  Not a good situation for any of those involved, but I have to say that those two young women handled the moment very well.  They were shocked, I’m sure, but were very calm and understanding.  (Australia’s Top Model)

Some may think that by believing in God, Christians have an easier time of it when it comes to life’s trials.  But what I think others really see, or should see, is that we act the same in good times or in bad.  How we react to difficult circumstances should reflect what we believe.  

One of the recent messages from Facebook’s “On this day, God wants you to know,” stated, “that you can live in assurance and calm.  You don’t need to look over your shoulder all the time, waiting for the next crisis.  You don’t have to spend your days hiding from the next ambush.  Live in the light, God’s got your back.”

Psalm 31:14 and 15a tells us, “But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, ‘You are my God!  My time is in your hands.”  My study Bible’s explanation of these verses is “In saying ‘my future is in your hands,’ David was expressing his belief that all of life’s circumstances are under God’s control.  Knowing that God loves and cares for us enables us to keep steady in our faith regardless of our circumstances.”

We all go through troubling times.  But because of our faith and trust in God, we can react calmly to those situations, secure in the knowledge that “God’s got our back.”

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