Tuesday, March 4, 2014
We've either been there...or will be there...one day.
We've either been there...or will be there...one day. Think about some of the most painful times in your life...times that you felt like "this will never end." Look at where you are now versus where you were then. Hopefully you can relate to what I'm trying to express here. Man...it's tough sometimes...taking those evil...vicious blows thrown at you from what might even have been someone really close and a major part of your life at one time...a friend or even family. Someone that you would have never ever expected would try to cause you pain and difficulty. Whether it's mental..physical...or even bearing false witness. The devil is struttin' swiftly and relentlessly across this earth consuming individuals and families...using his evil powers to succeed...but only temporarily. Don't give up or give in. KEEP THE FAITH! It will all come out in the wash! TRUTH PREVAILS! Grow your relationship with Jesus Christ and remember: Pain enables us to grow and mature spiritually in ways that nothing else can accomplish. Acts 9:15-16 NIV But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” God’s good plan for our life includes pain and difficult times! That doesn’t mean God is the source of all hardship in our life. We may experience attacks from the forces of evil in this world, or people may hurt us with evil motives. But God’s supreme authority means that His good purpose overrules all of those evil motives. He’ll even use those terrible things done to us out of evil motives to produce spiritual growth in our life. Years later, Paul wrote, “And no.t only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:3-5). Re: Parts from Time with God and My Thoughts As Well