Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5
You ever notice that whenever things are going in the wrong direction that all you can do is throw up your hands and take on the attitude, “well, I should have known it wasn’t going to work out for me!”
Then suddenly, without warning and when you least expect it, something good happens to change your circumstances for the better.
That’s when I shout, “Thank you Lord!”
Even for those who may deny the deity of Christ or the existence of God, has to acknowledge that even the expression of thankfulness isn’t by happenstance or a mere arrangement of the universe lining itself up with seamless timing and the like.
This week I was indeed struggling within and trying to find ways to fix two issues that was confronting me.
One being material in nature (tangible) and the other dealt within my soul (spirit).
Much to my surprise, God had supplied both needs unexpectedly and I received it with much joy.
The earliest gift came by way of one of my sisters and the other from a good friend.
What I was praying for actually arrived in my home and fulfilled my needs at this particular time.
I am truly thankful and blessed that I did not allow my internal struggles to dictate my action to give up and cave in to what the world is offering as hope.
The truth of the matter is that no one is exempt from struggles, whether they be internal or external.
All God’s children are going to struggle and have doubts and fears, even so much the more, as we are daily confronted with outward forces of terrorism, loss of wages, family issues, sickness and even death.
Yet, the greatest proponent of our outward struggles is to hunker down and read the Word of God (Bible) and if that isn’t what one desires to do…pray!
And if you say you do not know how to pray, ask someone to pray with you or for you.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin Hebrews 4:15
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