GOD IS IN CONTROL 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. (v4)
God has everything under His control. He may allow the devil to test you by making you sick. He may permit you to suffer great pain through an accident caused by carelessness or through a vicious attack by an evil person. These unpleasant events try us and may even tempt us to sin, but we can rest in the following assurance:
No temptation [test] has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13).
No matter what your trial, no matter how great your pain or grief, your heavenly Father loves you. He may heal you miraculously. If not, He will be with you and someday take you to heaven. He has your ultimate welfare in view.
If you have placed your trust in Jesus Christ, you can face your trials calmly and hopefully. You can pray with absolute assurance that God will heal you, if doing so will bring glory to Himself and further your eternal welfare. If He doesn’t make you well, He will give you His wonderful grace and use the affliction for good.
If you have never placed your trust in Jesus Christ, do so today.
MEDITATE: Acknowledge your sinfulness and your inability to save yourself. Believe that Jesus died on the cross for sinners and that He rose again. Then put your trust in Him. Believe that He did it for you. He will forgive you, make you a member of His family, and give you eternal life.
He will take care of you through all time and eternity.