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The Rev Andries Combrink is a Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel. He lives in Centurion, South Africa. 
To teach the Word of God is his calling,  based on the Reformed tradition. 

 

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Acts 1: 8 - You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.
Pentecost Sunday 31 May 2020. 

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Written by: Andries
Monday, July 01, 2013 9:48:10 AM  RssIcon

 Lamentations 3: 25   The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him..

 

This verse in Lamentations 3 is about faith in a God that finds me, when life is hard.  God will reach out to you in the midst of a hard time, because he is a God who seeks and finds. We believe in a finding God. There is no question that when we struggle, we look for God, a God who sometimes feels to be painfully absent.
But not only are we in the business of finding God when life is hard, but also, in the midst of life's pain, we meet a finding God; a God who seeks out and finds the one who is lost, or in need. He is the God  who gave his Son, because he cares. He is our God that triumphed over all our enemies, because he loves us.
 
God’s message is not so much about our efforts to deal with hardship and the depression that goes with it!  We need to amidst our depression and anxiety be open to be met by the finding, seeking God, revealed in Jesus Christ:
• the God who hears the cries of his people when they hurt;
• the God who is with us in our suffering;
• the God who knows our sorrows;
• the God who entered into this hard life, in Jesus of Nazareth;
• the God who took our suffering on himself and redeemed us from it;
• the God who ensures that we are never alone;
• the God of all comfort;
• the God who gives us strength;
• the God who sustains us when life is hard;
• the God who gives us hope, a hope that will not disappoint.
 
3: 25   The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
 
Life is hard. We know this from experience and we know it from Scripture. Yet in this hard life God seeks us and finds us, because he is a finding God.
 
In Jesus Christ, the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning.
Great is your faithfulness, O Lord.
Great is your faithfulness!
 
 

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