From The Pastor's Pen

AN IPSWICH CHURCH

From The Pastor's Pen

Fear Not

Life doesn’t always go according to our plan.
There was this young man I read of who found himself in trouble far from home as a
result of a major family fallout. In another case there was this young unmarried girl
who finds herself pregnant in an unforgiving culture. Still another young man threw
himself wholeheartedly into a new life only to see it all crumble around him.
Each of these felt in those pressing times that this was just a little too much – maybe
more than they felt they could cope with. Surely this was not the way that life was
meant to play out. When would it all turn around for them – if at all?
Joseph could not have imagined that he would be lifted from the prison to the palace
of Pharaoh and be used as a vessel of God to save many. Mary did not foresee that
she would witness the glorious ministry of Israel’s Messiah – the Saviour of the world
– culminating in His glorious resurrection. The disciple Peter could not have seen that
out of his cowardly denial of his friend and Lord that he would be used to spread across
the world the greatest movement ever seen before or since.
Today is never the whole story. A single page doesn’t constitute the book. It’s not
over until it’s over.
The key for each of the ones mentioned above is that they did not let go of God. They
held onto him through their pain, fear, confusion, regrets, weaknesses, and
uncertainties. They couldn’t always trust in themselves but they could trust in their
God.
Right now, your story may not sit exactly where you’d like it to be. But don’t lose hope.
God did not abandon our heroes of faith and He has not – and will not – abandon us.
Keep looking up. Keep looking to our God.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you,
I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

About us

Our vision is to be a caring and empowering community of God’s people, bringing healing and restoring hope through life  changing encounter with Jesus Christ.

We not only have a big heart for people but a big heart for our city. Vision Christian Family is one of a number of Ipswich churches who want to see Christ’s kingdom dynamically established in the lives of God’s people. Everything we do ultimately works toward this single purpose.

Contact Info - PASTORS

jOHN AND jOCIE mEADTH
Phone: 0437 884 919
Email:

visionchristianfamily@dodo.com.au

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