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Unexpected Challenges

Posted by David DuBois on November 24, 2021

Sometime we are hit by unexpected challenges and obstacles, when we least expect them. Then other times, I think if we're somewhat negative, we are looking for something to happen.

Many times we are even clueless to what is coming our way. These times are most certainly unplanned. Like the day I had about 20 minutes to get to the funeral home and perform a funeral. But to my unexpected surprise my neighbor unintentionally backed into my car, because my car was parked in front of my house. And to say the least the next 15 minutes were hectic, since I could not even open up my driver's door because it was smashed so bad. Thank God my wife hadn't gone anywhere so I could use her vehicle.By God's grace the funeral and everything worked out. 
Or how about a time when you're in a hurry, and you get stopped by the police and inherit a ticket. And you want to tell the officer you're late and you have to get to your destination, but you know you have to just be patient and apologize for speeding.
Even though I don't welcome these circumstances, I know God has a plan to teach me something or to prevent me from doing something. 
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6).
 
Christ will continue to work in us through these situations until His work is complete. What happens in your journey of faith may seem unfair at times. But I believe it is all part of God's plan for my good and the good of others who love Him.
 
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).
 
We don't know all the answers, we only know God is working on our behalf, for our good, and through it all.
 
Trust God in all things, even when it hurts.
Pastor Dave

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