Gems from Pastor Jim by Jim Hughes

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CrossPs. 75:3 When the earth quakes and the people live in turmoil, I am the one who keeps its foundations firm. I warned the proud, “Stop your boasting!” I told the wicked, “Don’t raise your fists! Don’t lift your fists in defiance at the heavens or speak with rebellious arrogance.”

I have never been in an earthquake, and I hope I never am. They can be very devastating and deadly. An earthquake changes things. Nothing is quite the same as they were before. Yet, one thing always remains the same; the earth’s foundation remains the same. God has put the earth in place and it will remain in its place until He moves it. We can always count on the earth to remain in its place, no matter how much turmoil there may be on the earth.

When it seems like everything around you is going haywire, when your whole world is crashing in, remember this truth. The Lord is on the throne and He is holding your world together. The Lord will not let your world fall apart. He will not abandon you to the elements. He is the one who keeps your foundation firm. He will never leave or forsake you, no matter how much turmoil you may be facing.

What should our response be to this wonderful truth? Recognize from where our help comes from. Our help comes from the Lord. He is the one who anchors our lives. We can’t do it, only He can. We can take no credit for what He does. We praise and thank Him who is our Rock and Salvation.

Those who refuse to accept and acknowledge this truth will perish. The proud and defiant will come crashing down. Those who rebel against the Lord will regret the day they were born. Be warned; no one will survive who defy the Lord. No one will survive who are too proud to live humbly before God and dependent on Him.

The Lord is our Rock; all other ground is sinking sand.
C Through Marriage

About the Author:

Jim HughesSpending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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