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1052nd -- You Can See God


There are many people in this world who face trials and tribulations and 
instead of staying in peace in those difficult times and allowing their 
faith in God to sustain and strengthen them, they question God and want to 
know why He has forsaken them. Instead of trusting that all things will 
work together for their good, they murmur and complain against God blaming 
the Lord for all of their troubles. In these challenging moments of life 
that make us want to question our faith, we must remember and keep in mind 
that God does not bring the difficulties. We have a real enemy called the 
devil who tries his best to discourage our hearts, to make us question 
God's love and ultimately he wants us to give up in life. The one who 
gives up or comes close to it is the one who the devil delights in.

Another person might say they want God to speak to them to assure them 
that all will be well. My answer would be that God does speak to us every 
day in many different ways. The Lord speaks to us through the still small 
voice of the Holy Spirit encouraging us to continue on because His 
strength is made perfect in our weakness. He speaks to us through His 
Word to reassure us that the victory will be ours if we just stay in faith 
and trust in His perfect will. He speaks to us through our family and 
friends who support us and lift us up when we are feeling low and He may 
be speaking to you now through this message letting you know that you are 
neither forgotten nor forsaken. His promises for us are for good and not 
evil. The Lord will perfect that which concerns us. We simply must 
continue in faith and not allow the enemy to make us question God's love 
for us. God's love is so great for you and I that He willingly died on a 
cross for our sins. He died in our place so that we might live eternally 
in Him. (1 Kings 19:12) (2 Corinthians 12:9) (Psalm 138:8)

Always remember God's great love for you. Don't ever think that He has 
left your side. See your problems with a renewed outlook. Don't see them 
as weights pulling you down, but rather see them as stepping stones 
lifting you higher than you ever were before. Looking at problems as 
stepping stones to greater heights is what strengthens our resolve to 
never give in and never give up. When we know a reward is waiting ahead 
of the problems then we will overcome those difficulties with a renewed 
vigor and with an unfailing determination. Be determined to overcome, to 
push through, to stay steadfast in faith and to trust the Lord above all 
else. He loves you and wishes for you to triumph.

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see that the 
goodness of God surrounds you despite the temporary difficulties in your 
path. By focusing on the good, we will have determined that our outcome 
will follow suit.


I sat at my desk staring at the letter for a long time. It was written by 
a friend of mine who was going through some difficult times. It listed 
problem after problem and seemed full of despair. It ended with these 
words: “I would like to have faith, but I have always had a problem in 
believing in what I can’t see. You can’t see God, you know!”

After awhile I still hadn’t thought of how to answer my friend’s letter 
and help him. Hoping a walk would help, I put a leash on one of my dogs 
and headed out the back door. The warm, golden sunshine of Spring warmed 
my face as soon as I stepped off the porch. A fresh breeze carried the 
scent of a thousand budding trees on it. A butterfly danced above a patch 
of dandelions floating from flower to flower. Robins were flying back and 
forth to the Maple tree in my backyard carrying fresh grass and twigs to 
reline their nests. Across the road my new neighbor’s children were 
playing in her backyard with a big ball. It was such a delight seeing her 
toddler chasing after it with such joy.

I felt a nuzzle against my leg and looked down to see my dog cuddling in 
for a hug. I smiled and scratched his head while the laughter of the 
children and the sound of crickets in the woods blended together to create 
unique and beautiful music. I started to walk back inside and saw my own 
son grinning at me from the window. Most of the world could only see his 
mental handicaps, but when I looked at him his eyes sparkled with a divine 
light. I waved to him and laughed when his older sister snuck up behind 
him and wrapped him in a loving hug.

When I got back inside, I knew what to write. I went to my friend’s letter 
and wrote of everything I had just seen, smelled, heard, and felt in those 
brief moments outside. Then I finished by writing this: “I think we all 
can see God! We just need to know where to look!”

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great 
and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”

Psalm 138:6-8 “Though the LORD be high, yet hath He respect unto the 
lowly: but the proud He knoweth afar off. Though I walk in the midst of 
trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth Thine hand against 
the wrath of mine enemies, and Thy right hand shall save me. The LORD will 
perfect that which concerneth me: Thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: 
forsake not the works of Thine own hands.”

Isaiah 30:21 “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This 
is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye 
turn to the left.”

Psalm 23:1-4 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to 
lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He 
restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His 
name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they 
comfort me.”

Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be 
not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee 
whithersoever thou goest.”

Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my 
supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in 
Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my 
song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving 
strength of His anointed.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: TEN RULES FOR A HAPPY DAY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem133.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: HOLLI HESS'S TESTIMONY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony143.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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