Words of Comfort
God is the source of all our blessings
May 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Editor’s Note: With so many churches in our area having to suspend worship services during the coronavirus pandemic, we are asking local pastors to partner with us in bringing a daily message of hope and comfort to readers during this difficult time.
This is the most depressing and un-American time I have ever known in my life of 80 years; to not be able to have church services because of a virus and not wanting any of your people to get sick. One might ask where is God? In II Kings 2:14, the question was asked, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” The attitude of our day is that the days of great things from God are past. If we had a desire for God’s blessing such as Elisha had for a double portion, then we would experience more of the parting of the waters of this COVID-19.
From our text, let’s glean three things.
First, we see the almighty God. God is able and God can. There is no limit with God. Many things with men are impossible, but they become possible with God. How little our comprehension is of the God we serve. God can do anything but FAIL his people. God can do anything but FORSAKE his people. God can do anything but FORGET his people.
Secondly, we seem not to see God in many places. Isaiah 59:1 tells us the Lord’s hand is not shortened. That is, God is no lesser in power, strength or the ability to save; answer prayers and bless His people. Oh beloved, you may ask, where is the God of Elijah? Do we see the answer? Let’s say it this way, “Where are the Elijahs of the Lord God?”
God is the source of all our blessings, but He must have a vessel to move through. If God has our lives, our love and our loyalty, then He will have a vessel to move through. Let God use you, that we may see through this COVID-19 pandemic. Amen!
Cecil Sturgill is pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Kingsport.