On the surface God’s power is not always visible, but the person of faith knows that God is there, no matter what!1
His glory covered the heavens,
And the earth was full of His praise.
His brightness was like the light;
He had rays flashing from His hand,
And there His power was hidden.
Before Him went pestilence,
And fever followed at His feet.
One can persevere by living with a vision1. If you had a vision of a savior that could do this:
He looked and startled the nations.
And the everlasting mountains were scattered,
The perpetual hills bowed….
The mountains saw You and trembled;
The overflowing of the water passed by.
The deep uttered its voice,And lifted its hands on high.
The sun and moon stood still in their habitation;
At the light of Your arrows they went, At the shining of Your glittering spear.
(Habakkuk 3: 6, 10, 11)
But then, when you heard the voice of the almighty this happened:
My body trembled; My lips quivered at the voice;
Rottenness entered my bones;
And I trembled in myself,
That I might rest in the day of trouble.
But I remembered how you have brought me through before so I declared:
Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Amen.
Love, Ms. B
1. Goldstein, C.R. Remembering God’s Fame. Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide.Pacific Press Publishing Association, Idaho. p.68.2013.
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