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Pastor’s Newsletter Article

This is the latest of the articles Pastor Richert writes for the monthly church newsletter.

Providence

Providence is defined as God’s providing for or sustaining and governing the universe. We might describe God’s providence as His working behind the scenes to accomplish His perfect will for His glory and for our good.

It is so reassuring for us to know that when things in the world seem chaotic and out of control, God is in control and carrying out His good plan. There is nothing or no one that can prevent God from accomplishing His will in His creation. Job declared, “I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2). God always fulfills His purposes in His time and in His way.

So when we are tempted to be afraid and worried about the things we can’t control in our world, we need to remind ourselves that God is providentially working in ways that we are not aware of. That’s why we are exhorted to “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Phil. 4:6).

When we do that, He will overwhelm us with His peace (v. 7). And He promises us that He is working all things together for good to those who love Him (Rom. 8:28). We can trust God’s providence.

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