A dear sister, took time to pour out her heart in a comment, on the last blog. She, like many, was incensed by Pat Robertson's remarks in regards to the cause of the disaster in Haiti.
I want to respond for all:
The Lord will move for all those who seek Him.
The people of the Lord, will also have many an opportunity, to minister to the lost, injured and the dying in Haiti, because God is a God of Mercy and Grace.
But lest we forget -God is angry with the wicked every day.
It is He who moves the earth. It is God who causes the rain to fall on the just and the unjust...It is He who rules in the affairs of men, and sets up Kings and brings them down!
God has shown His sovereignty in this, and it is a message to all of us...
San Francisco may be the next great quake-no this is not a prophecy!!!
New Orleans, was a city filled with wickedness to it's core...God Moved the ocean to drown her...
God also worked miracles in the midst of chaos...because God is Good and God is Faithful. '
God sent a message! But have the people of this country heard it?
God sent a message on 9/11 when he removed the hedge he had around America, but did the people hear?
Yes...for a very short season, but how quickly this country returned to its sins and its covetousness.
God will continue to allow disaster and tragedy in countries and in lives, because unfortunately for some, that is the only thing that gets their attention, the only thing that jogs them, the only thing that will bring them to their knees. The only thing that will cause them see they have a need for God.
Do we have compassion for all the people affected by tragedy and disaster?-of course, did not God have compassion on us when we were in sin? Has God not shown His great Mercy to each of us?
I thank God, for allowing me to come to the end of myself in 1980, and look up and see HIM. I thank Him for every hard place He has brought me to, that I may cling ever closer to Him. I pray many in Haiti will do the same.
I also pray that many in the "church" in America will repent, and turn from their wicked ways.
I also pray that yet many who are lost in America will come to know God, for He alone is Good and worthy of our Praise!!!!
God brings His judgment that He might show His Mercy. See- Nehemiah 9