I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.] John 16:33 Holy Bible Amplified Version
We all suffer through trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares.
The difference is that those of us in Jehovahs family is there to comfort us, encourage us, heal us and guide us through them.
Those of the world depend upon their own faulty understanding, power and logic and or that of so called professionals to no avail. They suffer far greater.
The closer we get to Christ, the more we are going to suffer. The more we suffer, the closer we get to Christ. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Many times when we are enduring hard times and we call out to Jehovah it seems as if there is no answer. Do not be discouraged. He loves you and will not ever desert you.
When you reflect back on it you will see Jehovah burning off the dross (the bad dispositions in you) and teaching you.
This fills me with awe and amazing joy, love and respect that I have such an amazing God, it will you as well.
Of course there is going to be a battle between you and satan.
He sees you getting close to Christ and he is infuriated. He will show no mercy in his attacks to destroy this incredible loving relationship.
Sometimes Jehovah will allow you to fight your own battles and each time you do your warrior skills against this filth will be enlarged. You will sing for joy unto Jehovah in your victory. Think of Job at the end of his suffering. This will bring you closer to our Warrior King.
Other times the battle is too strong for you and the Holy Spirit will come to rescue you. Again your relationship with Christ will be closer than before.
“A gem cannot be polished without friction; the child of God cannot be perfected without adversity.” — Author Unknown
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for using adversity to polish off the dross in my life so that I am a beautiful jewel in Your eyes and in Your heart. I extol Thee in the name of the most precious jewel of all Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.