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by Alan Smith
Here is a list of Murphys Laws for Churches (author unknown):
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Murphys Law (Whatever can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible time.) manifests itself in a multitude of ways in our lives. In fact, there are times when it seems that EVERYTHING is going wrong. How we react to those situations says a lot about our character.
Do we react by saying, How could God do this to me? Our bitterness may cause us to turn away from God.
Or do we react by turning to God, praying for strength, trusting Him to see us through, and recognizing that our Father is at work ransoming even our worst circumstances?
In Acts 4, the apostles were threatened by government officials and forbidden to preach in the name of Jesus. They prayed, Now, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word.... (Acts 4:29)
Father, there may be those reading this message whose world has come crashing down around them. May you bless them with strength; make them mindful of just how much they need your help. May you use the times when things go wrong as opportunities to manifest your glory in a special way. In Jesus name, amen.
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