Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him. Job 13:15 NKJV
I spoke to a friend I had not seen for several months. He had been betrayed by someone he loved. He was heartbroken. He began to question his relationship with God.
I asked him why he was questioning his faith. He answered, “How could God let this happen to me?”
We all suffer trials and hardships. We all experience loss. Some of us have unmet expectations and dreams that do not become reality. Some of us may question our faith.
Some of us will work through our doubts and questions. Others will turn their backs on God. When we have questions we cannot answer we must turn to what we do know!
God created us in His image and likeness. He created us for the purpose of loving us. He wants us to love Him. He is for us and not against us. God will not test us with more hardship and suffering than our faith can endure.
Jesus is a rewarder of people who diligently seek Him!
God wants us to love Him during the mountain top strolls of life. When we experience His obvious blessing upon our lives. God also wants us to love Him during the slogs through the valley of weeping and sorrows.
There may be times when we wonder if God has turned His back on us. There may be times when we think He has forgotten us. We will all be disappointed and hurt by people we love. We will all be hurt and disappointed by the circumstances of life.
Do not judge God by your circumstances!
God knows all things. He is in ultimate control of all things. That does not mean everything that happens is God’s will. It means God’s good and perfect plan for His creation will ultimately prevail. Our destiny is to live in perfection with a perfect God!
God gave us free will. Each of us will abuse that freedom in different ways. If God forced us to love Him our love would mean nothing to Him. If He forced us to be obedient to Him our obedience would have no value to Him!
Jesus loves you. Trust Him with everything that happens in your life!
Jesus came to the earth to live as a man so we can have life and have it more abundantly. The abundant life is available to us today. The reality of abundant life is that we can live above our circumstances. We do not have to be dragged down by them!
You can live a joy filled life regardless of trials and hardships through faith in Jesus! If by chance Jesus did slay you that would bring you closer to eternal bliss with Him!
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