Zion Memorial Church Family,
I understand it is snowing back in Winston while it is near 70 degrees here in Texas. I will be returning this evening, Lord willing, and have read that it should be clear by the time I return.
We get a little nervous and sometimes frantic when the forecast is for snow; but, how often have we seen the storms of life raging and God somehow seems to find a way to deliver us through it all?
If you can read this email, you should know that my words are true.
We all have faced trials and tribulations in life, probably too many to recall them all. The blessing comes in not remembering all of the challenges; but, it comes in remembering that the God who brought you through those that you remember and have forgotten is the same God we love and serve right now.
The Apostle Paul shared one of his experiences in 2 Corinthians 1:8-10,
“We do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, of the affliction we experienced in Asia; for we were so utterly, unbearably crushed that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death so that we would rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He who rescued us from so deadly a peril will continue to rescue us; on him we have set our hope that he will rescue us again...”
Beloved, be it in your health, wealth, or relationships, know that by putting your faith and trust in God, you can rest in the fact that He is working it out for your best and for His glory.
No matter the situation or circumstance that you face, if you are His child, He will not leave you or forsake you.
Therefore, be encouraged as you go through and encourage others who are going through.
The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to encourage others as he had been encouraged. He had been blessed to be delivered and he was being a blessing. You do the same.
Be blessed and be a blessing by reminding yourself and others that “He did it before. He can do it again.”
No H.O.P.E. Wednesday tonight; but, we still have hope in God through Jesus as guided by the Holy Spirit.
I will miss you; but, know that I love you and I am praying for you.