by Daniel Rodgers

I Will Trust Him, Regardless
Dan Rodgers
Job 13:15
Sunday, May 1, 2005

ILLUS: Last weekend my wife and I traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where I attended a board meeting with the International Board of Jewish Missions. On Saturday evening, in our hotel room, we were watching the Lawrence Welk Show. If you are under 50, Lawrence Welk probably doesn't mean much to you, but to us baby boomers, Lawrence Welk was the show of the week...we all looked forward to an hour of wonderful music and entertainment every Friday night.

HUMOR: By the way, speaking of baby boomers, you know you're getting old when

Your try to straighten out the wrinkles in your socks and discover you aren't wearing any.

Your idea of weight lifting is standing up.

Getting "lucky" means you found your car in the parking lot.

You sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there.

Back to our story about the Lawrence Welk Show...

Norma Zimmer was the beautiful and gracious lady who always sang the spiritual songs. On Saturday, she was hosting a program with highlights and memories of past shows with Lawrence Welk. At the conclusion of the program, her husband came and stood by her side. She said, "My husband and I have been through many trials over the years, but there is one thing we have learned and that is that in our troubles God can choose to rescue us or sustain, be happy!"

I told my wife, "That's great...that's a great statement." With that, I got up, went to the table and wrote down what she said: "In our troubles God can choose to rescue us or sustain, be happy!"

Now I'd like to be able to say that I received my inspiration from my Bible study and devotions or from an impression I had received from a message that I had heard somewhere; but really, my inspiration for this morning's message comes from this quote given by Norma Zimmer. There is a lot of spiritual truth in what she said.

And, oh, that we could learn these truths--tha ...

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