He Is In The Good & Bad | Community Scripture June ’18

What can I say? Last June was scary.

I blogged on what was going on in my life and my husband’s with the military, and him getting out. We had no answers. We had barely anything to hold onto. It was a very dark time.

And yes, during that time, a lot of the things I felt were constant fear and worry.

However, the love of Christ weighed stronger on my shoulders. He was why I decided to write during the times I didn’t know what was going to happen. 

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This life is not about always knowing what God is going to do, how He is going to answer (be it yes or no), and us having control over everything. Jesus reminded Martha of this. The Lord reminded Job of this. 

Which leads to the very short piece of scripture I am going to focus on this month, and please join me in doing so.

(NIV) Job 2:10, “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”

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We can either fight against Him or cling to Him in all seasons of our lives. It won’t change our circumstances, if we fight Him, but I know Christ has changed me when I’ve clung to Him in trials.

Job said today’s scripture when his wife was telling him to give up on God. He has lost so much, and yet he answered her, “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”  

Job may have complained, and please, let me be the first to say if I was in his shoes...I would have too. He never went against the Lord. He didn’t understand and he was begging to understand why, alongside his doubt and questioning, why he was still living.

I’ve been there. It’s one thing to endure brief panic or a small trial. But hardship, an enduring trial with no seeming answers of hope or refuge. When everything gets swept up from the ground beneath you, and you only have Christ to rely on

It’s jarring.

What I am going to be thinking about this month is how God moves despite setbacks. How He heals when we receive answers of no, and when our hearts are broken. Things do not always go our way, but they will always go God’s way.


Will you join me this month?
What does this scripture say to you?
What scripture will you be focusing on this month? 

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Month Scripture (NIV) Job 2:10, “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”

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34 thoughts on “He Is In The Good & Bad | Community Scripture June ’18

  1. I wanted to cry becuase this post is so real for me today. I needed this. I needed this encouragement for me today. You made very true statements about God. And I agree.
    Thank you for your words.

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    1. ❤ Penny, I know you're going through a lot right now, and I'm thinking of you and sending prayers. Not prayers of, "Penny feels bad, I hope you feel better, so I'll pray." No. Prayers of, "God be with her, so whatever she is going through she feels Your assurance, whether she is in the good or the bad." I'm lifting you up as a sister in Christ 🙂 we all need that support. If you ever need to rant, feel free to email and we can chat. 🙂

      I will be getting back to you in the next few days for the idea you talked about.

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  2. Great and open post, T.R. I like when you said, “This life is not about always knowing what God is going to do, how He is going to answer (be it yes or no), and us having control over everything.”

    I also like when you said, “We can either fight against Him or cling to Him in all seasons of our lives. It won’t change our circumstances if we fight Him”

    This is a very good verse for the month of June; T.R. Thanks for picking it.

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    1. Thanks, Lynn! It’s like right when I think I understand faith, and have a “stable” trust in God, life throws me for a loop, and Christ still is holding out His hand. Life isn’t stable, and I know I mislead myself in this. Jesus is!

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  3. Thank you for your prayers. ❤❤They mean so much to me. I will pray for you too.❤❤
    I’ll probably want to take you up on that offer to rant, I just hope I don’t scare you 😂😲😲, lol.
    And I can’t wait to get started on our idea together 😊😊😊❤

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    1. Girl, TRUST me! I have had my own issues, and ever since I was 12, God has guided me on how to be a listening ear to situations and people I never thought I would be a listening ear for until that moment, so no worries. There is no judgment.

      Thank you for your prayers!!!

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  4. Seeing the community prayer requests 😔, which is more likely to be updated, I’ll say, for me, this verse is relevant. In fact, it’ll be a perfect reminder to pray, not just for ourselves alone but, for others also. #MoreGrace.

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    1. Yes, as I receive prayer requests for the month, I add new requests, and if I receive updates I try to give them.

      We should always be willing to pray for the body of believers 🙂 we definitely can’t be only focused on ourselves. Agreed.

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  5. Thanks for the Scripture; it’s a good chance to check my perspective of God and my circumstances each time I see it! I emailed your blog to one of my military spouse daughters-in-law (I have 3 of them!) I’m praying it will encourage her.

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  6. “This life is not about always knowing what God is going to do, how He is going to answer (be it yes or no), and us having control over everything.” That’s what trips so many people up in their walk with Christ. People get angry and disown God just because He didn’t answer their prayers in the way they wanted Him to. They don’t like the fact that we’re not supposed to understand everything, control everything, or dictate the way we want everything to go. There would definitely be no need for faith if it were that way and they’d be acting just like Satan. Can you imagine the mess (even more than we already do) we’d get ourselves in if we were allowed those things?

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    1. I agree. This is a stumbling block, even for strong believers sometimes. This is why I believe humility, like faith, in our walk with Him is ever growing. There is no limit we could ever achieve and it would be enough. He is eternal and we need to keep growing in Him, so we can fight against our flesh and our selfishness.

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