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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 16 · 1 year ago

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Hello and welcome to read Your Bibledivesional with Pastor Brad Reynolds. We are reading through the Bible in ayear. This daily devotional will help keep your heart and mind. Ind God'sWord: Use Your phone to download and listen to Pastur Brad Reynold's audiopodcast. You can find an RSS feedlink on our website. Wwwt dewberry Baptistcarks Bridgecom. Well welcome back. We are now in thebook of Jove excited about that we're going to be in job chapters. Onethrough four today, specifically we'll be in Joe Chapter two versus ThundeThor six. You may want to turn there as we start our devotion today. Have youever wondered why Babys Die Yover IV wondered why infants, whetherin or out of the womb die?...

Why is such precious life snuffed outbefore it ever begins? Why is the God of all creation? Why does he allow that to happen? I have with me to day and picture means a lot to my wife and I this is baby Jas Matthew after he diedtwenty weeks old in the womb. That's my hand that I'm holding him in and ofcourse this is Jas Matthew in the room and yeah so well, who's, JS, Matthew well ape, and I were at the doctor's office. She was brigantwith our third son and we went there and she was abouttwenty weeks pregant. We just been the doctor. Two weeks earlier, we had gone through everything seen theHart Bee. So all the ultrasound...

...everything was great and on the way tothe doctor's office that day, kelted and lake were in the back Aprin. I wer in the Front I'm drivingand we're talking about names, and we were going to find out thegender that day and we were talking about whether it was going to be a boyor a girl and we get there and they bring us in and they take us to a roomand everyone's excited and we're excited a nurse comes in, she doesn'thold yersound and she slips out and doesn't say anything. andthat was justunusual that had never occurred before with any of hour pregnancies, and Icould tell the way she slipped out. Something was wrong. I prepared myself for the doctor thenurse to come in and say we're seeing an issue there. This isperhaps a special needs child and I prepared myself for that and we weregreen still the life of the life.

Nothing prepared me for what we wouldhear few minutes later. The doctor comes theend. The nurse comes in behind you and thedoctor says: Mter Miss Reynalds, I'm sorry to tell you. We don't see a heartbeat today. I could still remember those words asif they were yesterday all life within me just evaporated. There was just emptiness, Andi think back about the rush of thatday and what occurred next. They said we need to go ahead, AnddoLabor, so that she can deliver that' Still Borin, so they scheduled us for Wakemad.Immediately we went to Watemaan Hospital, we got a room, they inducedlabor ad things just happend so quickly.

I remember, after April, delivered holding the Little Jass Matthew he little boy in my hand and keeping my Bible by my side and youID need my bibe and o know why. I didn't understand why God was lettingthis happen, but I knew I would need it now remember after spending some timeholding even talking, toing, counting his fingers and toes. I remember it was just difficult, just the difficult ime and wondering why Ly God and after a season I got up and Ilaughed and I walked out and I went down thlord there and saw the differentrooms there in the maternity area.

That's all the little pink ribbon forthe girls, litle blue ribbon for the girl for the boys, and I got back to myroom and I saw the little black Ribban simbolize thim to the nurses, just tobe sympathy as Ey come on, but it was a tough time ind. What made itreally difficult Thas. I didn't get an answer for hours in the hospital for daysafter that I read. I pray little remission trip afew days later, because the church I was at was going on a mission. Traspent that time reading praying God wha, and that was the hardest part no answer to this day. I don't know why, and that was what was difficult on Joe at times. The most difficult part oftragedies...

...is not that they occur, but that we don't know why they occurand Heaven is silent and we cry out to God, God. Why and it's silent how much eag her such tragedies wouldbe if we kyou why we know God it's good, but if, when youwhy he let that happen, okay, they would be so much easier. It is theabsence of that knowledge which troubles to so it's trying to understand how our goodfather would allow such evil pains in our lives that tests our faith. It isthis ignorance of why God lets it happen, which, if not superseded byfaith, lead to many many dark nights of doubt.Jok experienced that we find ourself in...

Jone chapter two versus one through sixI'll read this and on another day the angels came to present themselvesbefore the Lord and Satan also came with them to present himself before him.The Lord said to San: Have you where have you come from and he said fromroaming throughout the earth going back and forth on Lord said, O say Ave. Youconsidered my servant. Jo, there is no one on earth liking. He is blamelets anupright a man who fears God and shuns evil, and he still mean things hisintegrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without anyreason. Skin for skin sake, replied a man willgive all he has for his life stretch out your hand and strike itsflesh and bones. Then he'll curse you to your face d, The Lord said to sayvery well and he is in your hands, but you must spare Heis Li Jild an lost his children.

His wife ends up turning against him,telling him to curse God and die. He's lost all he's work for he's lost.His lifestock he's lost all his possessions all he has left as this relationshipwith God that es holding home to and his health, and he cries out to God and we'll seeit through the book of Joe, but before he does, God says to Satan, go aheadand in chapter two, after God gives Satan permission to attack jobe's health. Now, Heaven Silent, we don't see another conversation fromheaven until we get to Job Chapter Thirty, eight Jobe hears nothing elsefrom heaven until the end of his trial. Now this silence is, what's troublingJoe, their time when jobe would even yell at God and Shakah's feaft tryingto get God's attention just so he can...

...hear God why? What is that silence? It's a silence that is troubling Jones,so he's pitching a Tempera Antrom at timethrough the book to get God to say something, even if God tells he of his own secretsins. It's okay, just say something: It's that silence an he's in the deepest darkest trialthat just gets to it. God doesn't answer heaven as Silen all the way untilchapter thirty eight and such silence either deepens one's faith. Our evidence, one's faith, wasn't realin the first place. I understand the difficult trials youmay go through. I understand how painful it can be, andI understand when you cry out to God and all you hear in silence thetemptation say why God...

...and the temptation say: God Are youreally there? I understand those temptations, but it in that silence that strengthensour faith. It actually makes a stronger as we look back on it faith. Mydefinition is believing something we can't see can emperitly be evidence can evenrational, be evidenced at times. If something is imperintly evidenc thenthere's no need for faith. Faith is believing something which wecan see. The whole point of faith is that onebelieves and things not seen Hebrews eleven one. God ask us to trust himprecisely when such trust doesn't make sense, and we can't see the aucome the Stupi mean our faith ignoresevidence. Obviously the resurrection of...

Jesus Christ and the Empty Tombe isevidence, but rather it means that we trust God when we don't know all the evidence when we don't know howit's going to work out when we don't see the empirical evidence of the truthof God's words, empirical evidence as one thing, but it doesn't replace D, given the reason why God might allow atragedy in one's life that doesn't comfort the soul holding a life wit, his baby in hishand, I knew all the answers of one God. Miallow this to happen. Hi Man, systematictheology courses. I am no,why good things happen to bad people and I knew all the answers, but thatdoesn't cop comfort, the soul, as only God ca. It's hat presence of God that's neededduring those times,...

...antherean is ro. When God is silent, our trials areextremely difficult, and yet, when we don't know, theanswers is precisely when our faith grows. Weu Trust God anyway, not knowing the next Dar, not knowing.Why just trusting just trusting God jobes trials would cause him a times topinch. It fichetentri timpertantral to get God. Tos Bee and God chose to allowJon, suffram, silence and job's faith group by the time you get to the end of Joejop would say. My ears have heard you, but now I'l Sik, his faith grew. He grew into arelationship with God that he had never experienced before in his life and hadbeen more to him than anything...

Thas Gid mine this day. I don't know why we lost Jakemactew or our other two O Eosin Ewa, but here's what O do. I know through those times when heavenwas slite. I sat of that hospital wor with my body and my wife praying toJesus. My faith grew and I believe, no matter what thecircumstances said, no matter that heaven was silent, no matter that Ididn't know why. I grew because I believe next time, you're in trial. Rememberthis next time, you're going through a difficult time. Remember this and whenHeaven Silent, you don't know why that's when you've got to believe andif you'll do that, God, I believe I don't hear you. I don't know what Ibelieve if you'll do, that, you'll find that your faith in God willgrow so much stronger and you'll. Look back at that time and you'll say: Wow,...

...that's whan! I grew what a great lesson from the look ofJoe Well Tomorrow will be in job chapter: Five forst seven, but beforewe go, let me pray for you buther. Thank you for your word again.Thank you for the power of your word and how it speaks to our hearts andthank you that, even in the most difficult trials, when Heaven Silent,which makes those trials even more difficult. When we don't hear you- and we don'tsee you- you are there and we know you there by faith and you are good, then we know you're good but and you work all things together for...

...thank you for joining us again today.

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