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Beautiful for Situations

Situations are necessary to show us that Jesus Christ is beautiful and to reveal our personal experience with Him through truth. We need to experience a variety of circumstances in order to grow in grace. God needs us in the situation so He can take over and produce life in it. The world needs us in the situation so it can see God in action.

Therefore, He is beautiful for all situations. He ordained each and every moment of our lives before we were born. There are no accidents in the plan of God. When we are assured that all is ordained, we can take up our cross, with our free volition, and bring pleasure to Him through obedience. And He works out of our lives that which is undesirable. The Lord Jesus Christ is beautiful for situations because He wants us to learn obedience even through suffering. “Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered” (Hebrews 5:8). We should learn from suffering. He wants us to learn obedience by denying ourselves with our free volition and going forward in joy, peace, power, love, and purpose, taking up our cross to learn something from Him.

The Lord Jesus Christ wants to show us that His grace is sufficient for every single situation. He will never leave us nor forsake us (2). There is no situation we can encounter that is void of His faith, for He goes through everything with us, to the very end.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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