Harder Family

Harder Family

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Lessons Learned: Part 6

In Psalm 39:4 it states, "Show me, Lord, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is."

My family and I had to come to grips with my mortality and God's sovereignty. We had to come to the conclusion that God is a good and wise God. He knows what is best for our family. The funny thing is that I was teaching a Sunday School class entitled "The Attributes of God" and the Sunday before all of this happened, I was teaching on the goodness of God. Our prayer, from the beginning of this ordeal, has been that God would do to us whatever brings Him the most glory, whether life or death. We all have to die at one point and time. As Peter and Paul have said before, "if one is going to suffer, it is best to suffer for the sake of Christ." I am paraphrasing, but you get the point.

In Job 14:5 he says, "A person's days are determined; You have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed." We all have to come to grips with that fact that our days here on earth are numbered.

Conclusion: Out of the many things we have learned, what the world would call a "tragic" situation, we have seen this as an opportunity to serve Christ in the manner He has asked us to...through SUFFERING! We focus on these five things:

- The importance of knowing the one true God and Jesus Christ His Son
- The importance of holiness and godliness in our walk with God
- Humility
- The power of prayer
- Numbering our days (you can see Rebecca's post on this as well)

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