Tonight we enjoyed a grand conclusion to our first month of revival services… a reminder that our God sees ‘Beyond Our Evidently’. From Genesis 37, the evangelist drew out in our mind’s eye the picture of Jacob, looking at Joseph’s jacket and drawing what was, evidently, a conclusion regarding the life of his son.
There really was nothing wrong with the conclusion. All the signs pointed to it. Every shred of physical evidence indicated that, yes, his son was dead. His mistake was not in believing that something bad happened… it was when he ‘refused to be comforted’.
In each of our lives, we have situations that indeed are bad situations. We get bad doctors reports… big bills in the mail… setbacks on the job… and it’s okay to believe those reports. Those are the facts. But in the midst of it all, we can NEVER stop being comforted by the fact that there is a God who looks “Beyond Our Evidently” and has a plan!!
In the words of a song that we like to sing around here:
The truth is, you’re not forsaken
The truth is, you won’t be denied
The facts may be stacked up against you right now
But the truth is, God’s on your side.