We have sickness, sorrow, disappointment, failures, heartaches, trials and circumstances we do not know which way to turn. Of course when we turn to the Lord, who will direct us to peace; we have always gone to the right source. There is rest for the weary, understanding when there is actually no way to understand, and courage to keep up the good fight.
What we often fail to realize is that there are obstacles in life that are not based upon our love for Christ, living a Christian life or anything to do with God. There are several reasons. Our life is dependent upon so many factors that we have no control over. Simply, the unforeseen accident, the storm that blows the roof off the house, or some unexpected illness of a family member. Life is unpredictable.
We also live in a world where we are all humans. Some, who do not believe as we do, have not received the grace of God and do not seek to please a living God. Let us not judge, however, we know that there are individuals who do not think, feel, or want to think and feel like we do. The latter is definitely who Christ died for.
We Are Sometimes Responsible For Our Sorrow, Pain, And Hard Times
Christianity does not save us from life things that hurt us, but our heart is often deceitful. Christianity does not save us from being criticized, judged, broken hearten or keep us from pain. What it does do for us is, it gives us grace, courage, and strength to move forward even in the face of difficulty.
There are many time we are drawn away from the Lord’s plans and by own lust, desires, and by our deceitful heart which can make life things much worse.
These life struggles we cannot blame on anyone but ourselves. It take a dedicate prayer life, studying of The Word, asking God for wisdom, and remembering our decisions will determine the outcome of good or bad. That part that we do have control over.
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye maybe able to stand against the wiles of the devil” Ephesians 6:11
There are times when evil presents itself, we do not walk the other way, we allow it to come into our life, often thinking it will not destroy our salvation. There are times we dabble with danger, thinking we might learn something wise. Wisdom is that the soul is not refreshed with sin; sin when conceived in turn bringeth forth death.
We have to walk the valley’s alone sometimes, there are times we cannot seem to reach His throne, there are times our soul is lacking restoration, and there are times we do not know if we can battle the storm. However, in these time when we take our burdens to the Lord, He is faithful and He is always just and forgiving, even when we did it ourselves.
We must never forget is that the Lord does not withhold good to them that seek Him, those who ask forgiveness and turn their life over to a living God. He does allow us to be chastened and the scriptures are found in Hebrews. **will post later.
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
What we should remember when teaching and learning ourselves is that we are never beyond failing. If we think we are beyond the tactics that Satan uses, we are headed for a rude awakening. When we least expect it, our life can be turned up side down, and then down side up. However, we have a redeeming Savior.
These are the words Jesus gave me today. I have neither made it nor do I believe I am exempt to failure. I have failed many times, yet I know that when I reach up to a Savior who has the greatest love ever known, He is always there waiting, welcoming, and giving me grace to keep trying.
“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” 1 Corinthians 10:12 however, also remember this:
As the song says – “He was there all the time.”