Have you ever had a moment in your life, when one problem just kept leading you into other problems, while it appeared as though you were the only one going through times such as these? While experiencing these overwhelming moments in our lives…it's amazing as to how many questions begin to flood our thoughts…questions that say… "Where is God?"…and… "What good can come out of all of this?"
Lately, I have been filled with questions of my own, as to how my health has worsened over the past year and a half…and how come the ministry has been greatly affected at times, by those who seek to destroy it.
This morning, as I have been spending my own quiet time alone with God, I began to ask God, as to why all of this is taking place…and from there, He began to lead me to a couple of Bible verses in I Peter 4:12-13, which says… "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy."
It seems that somehow we get caught up in the thought that life as a Christian should be a perfect one…one where the sun shines brightly within our hearts all the time; but if we were to look back to the time of Christ, we would see moments when He wasn't always accepted…and even the ones that did follow Him, were the ones who cried out for Him to be crucified. Can you imagine the hard and difficult times He faced, as He journeyed from town to town? To me, I see One who constantly faced the opposition, Satan…and why…because Satan's aim was to defeat Him and keep Him from going to the cross, just as Satan is also attempting to keep us from the things that can produce an even great relationship and life with Christ.
The one thing that I feel that God wants us to think on today is this…when life gets really difficult, we should never jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, we should be glad that we are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner…just as God's glory shown brightly through Jesus' death on the cross.…and I think that if we could see the moments of circumstance in this way; then the questions would leave…and a peace would overtake our souls and spirits…a peace that could carry us through these difficult times, until his glory is revealed once more.
Have a very blessed day…and always know that God is greater than anything you face in life!
It's Always & Only Because of Him…
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