McDowell Technical Community College

Snow Hill Baptist Church

No Regrets   Nothing short of Miraculous.

By Pastor Dean Honeycutt

Mitchell County

 

Psalm 105:1 (KJV 1900)

    O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name:

Make known his deeds among the people.

Psalm 106:1 (KJV 1900)

    Praise ye the Lord.

O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good:

For his mercy endureth forever.

Psalm 119:62 (KJV 1900)

62    At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee

Because of thy righteous judgments.

Psalm 136:2 (KJV 1900)

    O give thanks unto the God of gods:

For his mercy endureth forever.

Psalm 136:26 (KJV 1900)

26    O give thanks unto the God of heaven:

For his mercy endureth forever.

I want to thank the Lord for His goodness to my family. God is always good and right. At all times God is acting in a way that benefits His children. Even when God is acting in judgement, He is still acting in love and benefit to all who belong to Him. Romans 8:28 (KJV 1900)  28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

The past 6 months has been a test of faith as our family had to trust God to provide and see us through some difficult times. I will not go into a lot of detail about our challenges because I am sure you have had your share of hard times as well. God is amazing as it humbles me to think of all the problems and concerns in the world that my God would look down from His glory and consider us. Like the Psalmist said, “what is man, that you are mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:4) But God is good and faithful; even when we suffer God is good. God however does not like to see us suffer or even go through difficult times. James 1:2–4 (KJV 1900)

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

1 Peter 1:7 (KJV 1900)

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

As we go through difficult times we must have patience as God completes that perfect work in our life for His glory. That God would even consider using us in this way is a miracle of love and grace. I must trust Him when I do not see the way.

So, God in providence provided and accomplished some amazing things in our life that I praise Him for and wanted to share with you. God has acted in this way before many times, but the events of the past six months have been nothing short of miraculous. When you have no means of providing like the widow woman of Zarephath with only a handful of meal and a little oil, and God provides a way that “the barrel of meal shall not waste, and the curse of oil not fail”, you must look up and give God all the glory. I want you to notice the widow woman had to do something; she had to feed Elijah first, and she had to continue to prepare food. But the resources to fix a meal would be there. (1 Kings 17) James said “faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone.” (2:17) God did not drop the resources out of the sky for us; however, God worked in the lives of others to provide a way for us that was amazing. God has been so good to Pam and I and I wanted to praise Him and thank Him for His goodness and faithfulness and share it with you.

Thankfulness and gratitude take our focus of our self and our circumstances and places them on God and Hid goodness.

God is faithful. God bless you as you live a life of “no regrets”.

Pastor Dean Honeycutt