For the Lord God will help me; Therefore, I will not be disgraced; Therefore, I have set my face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed. Isaiah 50:7 NKJV
The Word of God was not given to us as a laundry list of rewards to do things the Lord’s way. Jesus wants us to trust Him for everything. He wants us to know He is trustworthy!
Why do we suffer trials and hardship? Why do we suffer heartache and loss?
Some bible teachers say if we can muster up enough faith we will only experience good circumstances. They say God wants everyone to be rich and healthy. That God’s people should never suffer from lack of resources or want for anything.
God does not want us to suffer needlessly. He does want to bless and prosper us. God’s ways are not our ways!
We should not tell people they will never suffer if they can muster up enough faith. They may fall into discouragement and despair when they do suffer. They may begin to doubt their faith when they are overtaken by hardship and trials.
God will bless and protect us. He will prosper us. Jesus will take us to live in His Father’s House. We will dwell in His presence where there will be fullness of joy forever.
We live in a fallen world. The only thing of perfection found on planet earth today is faith in Jesus expressed in love. We can taste a slice of heaven here on the earth through faith in Jesus!
As a young man I served in the United States Marine Corps. To become a Marine, I had to endure boot camp. It was eleven stress filled weeks of trials and hardship. Only an experienced drill instructor knows what it takes to make a Marine.
God knows what it takes for you to trust and rely on Him. He knows how to make you a blessing to other people. Jesus knows what it will take to fill your heart with His love. God knows what it takes to mold and shape you into the image of His Son.
Jesus knows the great and mighty works He will accomplish in you and through you when you have completed your training!
Only God knows the blessings He Has in store for you. Only the Lord knows the eternal rewards that await you in heaven. Only God knows the width and depth and height of His great love for you!
Trust Jesus to help you on your journey through the stresses, trials, and hardships of life. Set your heart on the joy to come when you finish the course God has assigned to you. Fight the good fight of faith so that you will not be ashamed when Jesus returns!
Do not put your trust in human resources set your heart on Jesus and He will help you!
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