Friday, September 09, 2005

God has taught me a lot this summer, especially about trust. During one week this summer, April and I had our car break down, our apartment half-flooded, our money run out, and more. To tell you the truth, I felt like Job. After all this (and obtaining supernatural joy), God blessed the socks off of us in every way, and took care of every situation perfectly. The Bible says that God knows all, and in Job's case God even allowed Satan to take things away from Job. Yet God wants the best for us. Puzzling?

Here's what I've learned: We must believe God to intervene in our problems- He wants the best for us. However if he doesn't intervene, it doesn't mean He's oblivious to what is going on. It means that the outcome is BETTER for us. Whatever is happening to us at that moment is more important than the eradication of the problem. It will create something in us, that will bring Him glory more than the other. This is serving God: submitting to His will, and trusting that He is smarter than we are.

Have full faith in Jesus that he will clear up the situation; if we do not believe God will fix it, how can we expect Him to? Then, whether it clears up or not, continually trust that He is making something great from it, even if we don't know what it is. His thoughts are higher than ours.

P.S. don't just have faith in general. make sure it's in Jesus, the Man. faith doesn't love you; Jesus does.


Blogger camille nofsinger said...

Hi Josh

I've found your blog. I like it and since you're the computer expert your's will be very interesting. Talk to you later.

6:36 a.m., September 09, 2005  
Blogger Rose_White:Hurdler said...

Yes this will be a fun way to communicate. Oh and to answer to your last post, Ada: 9882(census taken in 200, since then many people have moved in, probably more than 118.) Grand Rapids:189,126. Ya so thats pretty cool. ya.

6:52 a.m., September 09, 2005  
Blogger Rose_White:Hurdler said...

Whoops, i mean census taken in 2000****. Not 200. haha.

6:53 a.m., September 09, 2005  
Blogger Cameron said...


Good post, Good Blog, Good Golly!
"This is serving God: submitting to His will, and trusting that He is smarter than we are". What a great way to put it - thanks for the reminder.
As to your last post...since I am in transition here's a population breakdown.
I have just left Peterborough - 74,600
I am right now in Milton - 47,500
But will soon be in Cardiff - 305,340
Peace and Fun!

8:08 a.m., September 09, 2005  
Blogger Caleb said...

Dude I give a big Amen to that! Good to see that you've crossed over to the Blog Side :)

10:36 a.m., September 09, 2005  
Blogger Happy in candyland said...

Hey josh! its heidi! like ur blog, and i am glad that everything is going well with you and april.

sure seems like canada gets a lot of flooding. wouldnt wanna live there! i am kidding.
oh, i know some french now... jai suis heidi.

3:54 p.m., September 09, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man the LORD has been teaching me to trust in a way not to unfamilar to what you guys went through. But he is worthy of our trust.
Peace out

12:42 a.m., September 10, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check this out! This quote from Reinard Bonke 'You don't need big faith, you just need faith in a big God'.

8:07 a.m., September 13, 2005  
Blogger joshuabest said...

that's exactly what i'm talking about!!!

11:30 a.m., September 13, 2005  

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