As believers the word of God is clear even if you’ve been taught that we want yes we will according to the word
John 15:19 The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.
Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.
The Cross represents terrible suffering and Jesus endured it all to give us eternal life
The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him from them all
Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.
1 Peter 4:1
For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him.
So as we go through the difficulties of life let us always remember what Jesus went through and
We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Hebrews 12:2
21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel.
We so often are like the disciples we Expect Jesus to do things the way we want Him to but Jesus knows what’s best for us. His redemption works even though it was different than expected
13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.
Even though they were going in a different direction than they should have been Jesus went after them! We don’t have to worry about our detours Jesus is aware He also runs after us when we take detours because of His great love for us He also waits on us to get the wisdom and knowledge He offers. What and awesome Saviour we have so let us wait on Him for the changes we need and desire for He will surely help us.
Love in Christ Pat
The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance.
In this difficult situation Peter was sleeping 😴! How can we rest in difficult situations? We can rest that same way all we have to do is Hold On to the promises of God. This was not the first time Peter was in a difficult situation,and we to have been in many difficulties but God
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
1 John 5:14
And since we know that He hears us we should trust Him and rest God is faithful and He always makes a way out for us
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
God’s word is our sure foundation
Love in Christ Pat
Usually we only quote and share Jeremiah 29:11 but I want to call your attention to Jeremiah 29:1~10 God is encouraging his people to settle down let your sons and daughters get married build your homes plant your gardens work for the peace and prosperity of the city, In other words get comfortable for you will be here for awhile! In the midst of our hard places we want out as soon as possible but God’s timing is so different from ours. God also told them to pray and so should we while waiting on God’s time to be fulfilled, it’s so hard to be still while waiting on God we feel we must be doing something but most of the time what we do is make a mess!
We also feel like God has forgotten us but that is never going to happen He loves us to much! For then comes the reassuring promise of Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Yes His plans for us are greater than what we’re going through right now so be still and let God do what He has planned the end results will be wonderful.
Love in Christ Pat
Sometimes- most times as we read the word of God we see our brothers as giants of faith who stand tall and always walk the straight and narrow. But we need to take a closer look and we can see ourselves weak,frail and trembling at times in their walk with the Lord. Our brothers of old did also have periods of fear and doubt the same as we do but we must also see that the same Great God that kept them keeps us! And the same Great God that worked through them is working through us and the same Great God that brought them through time and time again will always bring us through every difficult test and trial. God is able at all times to care for us in the midst of our fears and doubts He always has a way out.
Scripture 1 Corinthians 2:3
But with the demonstration of the Spirits power
1 Samuel 16:2 Afraid to go to Jesse’s house really after all God has brought you through,but we find ourselves there at times
2 Chronicles 20:3 ,15 Jehoshaphat was terrified! But God came through
Love in Christ Pat
I'm just so thankful to Jesus Christ my Saviour for all He has Kept me from and for all He has brought me through! Jesus Christ our Saviour is excellent merciful and great! I'm so glad and so happy to be saved especially in these days and times up early just thinking about Jesus He means everything to me! Love you all and enjoy your day remember you are greatly loved ❤️❤️ Jesus will never forget us. He is filled with grace and compassion for us all Love in Christ Pat