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Proverbs 11:8 NIV

By August 11, 2022No Comments

“The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.”‬‬


It is impossible on this date every year for the bulk of my thoughts not to center around a life lived exceptionally well. Jennifer could have been anything she wanted to be. She was truly brilliant. That brilliance is in each of her children. It is also in her grand children. That not only explains her amazing, albeit short life, but it also reflects her decision to boldly place her life and destiny in the hands of her creator. When Solomon writes about the righteous person she is the one who comes to my mind. I did not say perfect but in my eyes pretty close. It could be that standing her life next to mine helped it look awfully great. Some could wonder that if she is the person Solomon is referring to in this verse why did she encounter so many struggles in this life. She began her marriage living below the poverty line, for some reason ministries thought that was more spiritual back then. Her husband was a diabetic who bounced from one effect of the disease to another. She battled a brutal cancer for 2 years. Tossed into this was the early death of her father and brother. Aren’t things supposed to be easier if we follow God? Nope. Want to hear that again? Nope. Sure followers of God have supernatural resources to deal with hard challenges but they have the exact same challenges as everyone else. Sometimes harder. So here is the deal, God promises a rescue. In Jesus prayer for His followers and us He asks His dad not to remove us from the world but instead that He would protect us while we are here. That’s the rescue. The God of the universe will protect His children. By the way, Jennifer won. God rescued her to never face sadness, fear, poverty or pain again. Today live strong in Him and prepare for the rescue. #BeTheEdge

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1 Peter‬ ‭5:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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