Michael Brown on When It Looks the Worst, God Shows Up and Does His Best

But God: They are two of the most powerful words in the Bible—words that change everything. One moment, there is despondency and despair; All hope is lost, and the worst case scenario is about to unfold.

But God had other plans. But God intervened. But God turned the tables. But God!

Here are some examples from Scripture: “The patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt. But God was with him” (Acts 7:9, MEV).

“My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Ps. 73:26).

“They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him on the third day” (Acts 10:39-40, ESV).

The story was over and the dream had died. But God.

And then consider this extraordinary passage: “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved” (Eph. 2:1-5, my emphasis).

We were beyond down and out. We were buried and spiritually dead—But God.

If you keep reading in Ephesians 2, beyond verse 5, the amazing picture of redemption gets even better. We are actually “seated together” with Jesus in heavenly places. Try to wrap your mind around that.

But why do I write this today? It is to give us a broader perspective in the midst of the current electoral crisis. Whatever the final outcome, it is a time of crisis in our nation. It is to help us keep our faith and our sanity.

It is to do what I can, as someone who started preaching from the pulpit in 1973 at the age of 18, and only started writing regular op-ed columns in 2013, at the age of 58.

In other words, I’m a God-first, gospel-first thinker rather than a conservative-first, politics-first thinker.

So in these days of turmoil, allow me to encourage your faith, the purpose of these recent articles, seen also here and here.

Right now, legal officials and the courts are weighing the question of a fraudulent election. But regardless of the final verdict, we can say for sure the odds were already stacked against President Trump.

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SOURCE: Charisma News