Coincidence or God

By: Pastor Jarren Rogers

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” – Albert Einstein

There have been many times in my life when I was wrestling with something or thinking about something, and God uses Scripture or my devotions to address that very thing.

I will be struggling with something and then I crack open my devotions and the very thing that I am struggling with is addressed in the reading.

This may have happened to you.

Maybe you’re really upset and a song comes on the radio that talks about how God has it all under control.

Or you feel trapped and enslaved by something in your life and you crack open your Bible to the verse in John that says:

“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 3:36).

And tears fill your eyes.

Maybe you’ve been betrayed by a close friend and you feel lonely and abandoned. But your phone vibrates and it’s a text from your pastor that says that he’s thinking about you and praying for you.

I don’t believe in coincidences.

I think that each and every thing that people would call coincidence is God’s way of saying that He is thinking about you. God uses coincidence as a way of answering prayer, growing our faith, and snapping Himself back into our thoughts.

Coincidences make us stop and think, “Whoa. That’s pretty crazy . . .”

And we sit and stare at the page or the text.

But instead, I think that we need to say, “Whoa. That’s God . . .”

And we should sit back and rejoice Him for His goodness.

Don’t let any coincidence pass you by.

When you see that person, who has been inexplicably on your mind all day, in the supermarket, that’s not coincidence.

That’s God.

When you’re going through the fire and you don’t know where to turn and your best friend shows up at your door, that’s not coincidence.

That’s God.

When you first realized that God loves you, wanted to forgive you, and wanted you as His Child. When you first heard Him calling out your name, that’s not coincidence.

That’s God.

Parents: Anytime your family experiences coincidences, redirect them to think about how God might be working. Share with your children how God has worked through coincidence in your own life.

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