Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Do you trust God through suffering? Part Two

"Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered:And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him." Hebrews 5:8-9 KJV

It is important to remember that when we suffer we are not alone!

God is with us!

Our fellow believers also go through the same experiences, they share in the same suffering that we go through.

Jesus was perfect in every sense!

Jesus is perfect in every sense!

When He obeyed He was demonstrating His perfection to us.

Perfection means completeness; or maturity.

Jesus shared His human experiece completely.

Jesus shared not only good deeds, miracles, love, but through His suffering.

Through His suffering He has offered eternal salvation.

He loved us so much He died for us.

"For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." Luke 19:10

Jesus left no stone unturned to find you!

When we suffer it strips away the pretense that life is good, and that everything we need is here, that pretense that keeps us looking in all the wrong places, things for the satisfaction of our souls.

When we suffer we are not alone!

God is right there beside us.

When we suffer our relationship with Him deepens.

In our adversity this is where we learn how to bow before His sovereignty.

In our adversity this is where we learn to trust in His wisdom.

In adversity this is where we can experiece the consolations of His love.

In adversity we will come to the place as Job has said, "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eyes sees You;" Job 42:5

In adversity we will find true faith through humility.

In adversity we will pass from knowing about God to knowing Him personally. We will have that intimate time with Him.

In adversity we are not alone, God is with us!

The storm that you are going through may be wild, and you think that you have no way out, God is right there beside you. He is waiting for an invitation to come in.

Storms are only temporary - God is eternal!

The storm will pass - God will always be with you!

"The way to find yourself is in the fires of sorrow.... If you receive yourself in the fires of sorrow, God will make you nourishment for other people" - Oswald Chambers

It is through the storms of life that we learn to trust Him implicitly, that we are freed from the weight of our suffering.

It is through our suffering that we become closer, more intimate with our Lord and Savior.

It is through our suffering that our light shines a little brighter, as we have been with Jesus.

"When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burnt; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee." Isaiah 43:2

When we go in our own strength we will likely fail.

We need to invite the Lord to go with us - He will protect us.

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