Summary: Everybody has a day or season that will be the worst in their life, this message shows that God is still bending our lives so that all things work together for good....
God Has Everything Under Control Even on the Worst Day of Your Life
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To each and every one of us there is a day in our life, that from our perspective we would call , “the worst day of my life.”
Here are a couple verses that speak of either the worst day of our life, or the worst time the world will experience, both passages also give us insight on how we can survive that time.
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Ephesians 6:13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. (NAS)
Ephesians 6:13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (NIV)
This is the same verse from two different translations (NAS NIV) you will notice Paul is telling his readers they need to take up the full armor God to be able to resist in the evil day. He probably has in mind either a really hard day of trouble or season of profound testing, But it is no stretch that he is also implying that there will come a day that will be worse than all others and you can make it through that day if you put on all the armor God has made available for that time of onslaught.
In like manner Jesus in says:
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Revelation 3:10 ‘Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell upon the earth.
In this passage Jesus speaks of an hour, or a season of severe testing, it is worded in such a way that it indicates this will be one of the most difficult times the world has ever had to endure, again it comes with a promise of God’s help in the worst time for his people. One last example will suffice:
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Daniel 12:1 "Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued.
Again we see a time of the worst trouble imaginable, and God delivers His people in special and marvelous ways. Yes there is a day that will be the worst day of your life, and there is a season that will be the worst season of your life. I hope you have already passed through that, but if not I am here to tell you God has everything under control even in the worst time of your life. I want to show you that from the scriptures.
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Ps 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. (KJV)
Psalms 76:10 For the wrath of man shall praise Thee; With a remnant of wrath Thou shalt gird Thyself. (NAS)
That text basically says the most evil and wicked things man can do are still limited and controlled by God. I chose the image of the locked doors to convey that thought. God has everything, and I mean everything, under control, even on the worst day of your life. He lets through what will bring Him praise and the rest He locks out.
If we look at Good Friday and what happened to Jesus we can get real insight to that truth.
In Revelation 13:8 Jesus is called the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
His death in all its gory details was known before the first blade of grass every sprung from the earth.
There are numerous prophecies, Psalm 22 for example, prophesies the parting and sale of Jesus robe. Psalm 22 was written 1000 years before his birth, many other examples can be cited. Like the plucking of His beard in the book of Isaiah, and the betrayal of Judas for 30 pieces of silver in the book of Zechariah. Both recorded more than 500 years before Jesus came.
The recording of minute details long before they happened shows that God knew exactly what was going to happen, but that doesn’t prove that He had it all under control, simply that He knew it would happen.
Nor does it explain how God could know such terrible things were going to happen and not stop them.
We go back to Psalm 76 for a partial answer.