Who is really in control?

We have been living in a time of economic turmoil that really hasn’t stopped since the fall of 2008.

Different countries have been on the edge of bankruptcy, and have escaped, or pushed it off by a few more months.

A friend at work is in the midst of a deep personal struggle.  All he can do is pray.  He has to take care of his own “stuff”, but all he can do is pray.

Ultimately, we have to ask who is in control.

Here is a link to a letter written by Steve Brown, of Key Life Network.  The point of his letter is that we put too much hope in men – leaders, pastors and other preachers, business people, politicians, and so on.  Ultimately, God is in control.  We may not like what happens.

At the end of it, God is in control.  He allows things to happen.  He does not make things happen.  Horrible things happen because we live in a fallen world, and have to deal with the consequences of sin.

I started blogging about our journey through adoption, and posting links on our life and adoption related issues.

We have been able to add children to our family through the misfortunes of others.  As our kids grow up, we will have to deal with the generational issues that come with them.  We have to do that for ourselves as well.  We have eight family lines to deal with in total – one for each of us.  There are two per person –  father’s side and mother’s side.  That is the minimum number to think about.  These can be tough battles, but they need to be fought to prevent future generations from having the same problems.

In the midst of it all, God is in control.

People are able to make decisions that will have a negative impact on themselves and others.

It can take a long time to see the good that comes in the midst of bad situations.  Months, even years.

We want things to happen.  RIGHT. NOW.  God works on us in the midst of waiting.  We just have to trust.

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