Where Is God? (Part 2)
By Martha Noebel
CBN Staff Writer
- It has been a year since I wrote the original article, Where
is God? (A true story) . I thought it would be encouraging to let you
know how my family is doing now. I want you to see where faith and trust in
God has brought this little family.
The great pain I felt back then has turned to joy as I look around me. My
brother is still in process in getting licensed with another ministry. He
is thankful for God's love and keeping power. His wife and children are being
blessed and he knows that soon God will lead him to the right church for the
gifts and talents he has to offer. His immediate needs are being met every
day. There is no lack in his house.
My sister and brother-in-law are still working very hard for the Lord. They
have had several opportunities opened up to them financially. The bills are
being paid and the new circumstances that have been made available to them
(supernaturally, of course) have brought great hope and excitement. Lifelong
dreams are beginning to be fulfilled.
God is so good.
This time last year my mother was getting ready to have a skin cancer removed
on her face. Now my mom's blessings are so awesome I can hardly stand it.
God has blessed her beyond my wildest dreams. She is physically doing great
after the cancer surgery. A few months ago, she sold her old home (which needed
much repairs) and moved into the cutest house. Every time I walk into it I
just want to cry for joy. Yes, cry for joy. I feel so much happiness for her.
She sold the other house and received three times what we thought it was valued
Did I say God is so good?
The one sister I mentioned in the previous article that did not seem to have
problems did have one. It could have been a very serious one, but God took
care of it and she and her husband are doing great. They are working in their
church and are now branching out into an outreach for their area.
Please know they believe that God is so good.
As for my immediate family situation, last year we had to ask our church
to help us pay the car payment. Several families in the church lovingly gave
money to us in order to help with our bills. This year we were blessed to
be able to buy a new car and bless others. Our finances have increased so
much that we are in shock. My husband's back is doing really well. He was
able to do several repairs on the inside of the house (which makes me very
happy). Our tithes have increased, which I know makes the church administrator
happy. We are paying off our debts and yet we are able to bless others along
I must tell you, God is so good!
"Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between
blessings and curses. I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice
you make. Oh, that you would choose life, that you and your descendants
might live! Choose to love the Lord your God and to obey him and commit
yourself to him, for he is your life" (Deuteronomy 30:19, 2, New
As a family, we choose to love, obey and commit ourselves to God. He truly
is our life! We choose to accept life and not death, blessings and not cursings,
so that our descendants might live. We are witnesses of God's faithfulness
Where was God last year when we were struggling? He was right there. He was
waiting to see if we would trust Him. He wanted to see if we would fight the
fight of faith or give up.
If you find yourself in a hard place this year, take heart. Trust God! Don't
question Him as to where He is. He is right by your side. Call out to Him
and know He is ready to meet your needs. Experience His great love for you
"And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts
as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God's
marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's
people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really
is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will
never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of
life and power that comes from God" (Ephesians 3:17-19).
Martha welcomes your response at [email protected]
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