💎 *For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17* 💎
*God has a purpose behind every problem*
When life is rosy, we may slide by with knowing about Jesus, with imitating Him, quoting Him and speaking of Him. But only in suffering will we know Jesus better. We learn things about God in suffering that we can't learn any other way. God could have kept Joseph out of jail, kept Daniel out of the lion's den, kept Jeremiah from being tossed into a slimy pit, kept Paul from being shipwrecked three times, and kept the three Hebrew young men from being thrown into the blazing furnace-but He didn't. He let those problems happen, and every one of those persons was drawn closer to God as a result.
Problems force us to look to God and depend on Him instead of ourselves. Paul testified to this benefit: _"We felt we were doomed to die and saw how powerless we were to help ourselves; but that was good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us."_ *You'll never know that God is all you need until God is all you've got.* Regardless of the cause, none of your problems could happen without God's permission. Everything that happens to a child of God is _Father filtered,_ and He intends to use it for our good even when Satan and others meant it for bad. Because God is sovereignly in control, accidents are just incidents in God's good plan for you. Every day of your life was written on God's calendar before you were born, everything that happens to you has spiritual significance. Everything!!!
_Father, I believe and know that through it all, it will turn out for my good. Keep me through. Give me the power and strength to endure to the end in Jesus Name, Amen._
_And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28_
*IN JESUS IS LIFE*
💓Wrath and Doubt💓
"I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. Timothy 2:8"
The Apostle Paul exhorted Timothy, the presiding bishop, to admonish his members to pray everywhere. In other words, there is no geographical limitation to prayer. There were some Christians who were lazy about praying at home; there were also others who loved to excuse themselves from church prayer meetings. Timothy, as a young pastor, had to identify such groups to encourage them to pray. The Apostle Paul also pointed out to Timothy what was hindering their prayer: wrath and doubting. He instructed them to lift up holy hands, that is, to believe their sins have been forgiven and refrain from anger and doubt. Anger against one another and doubt in their hearts in the midst of their prayer were obstacles to getting good results. Christians today must learn to walk in the righteousness of Christ and be fervent in payer. They should also be forgiving to overcome anger and lastly trust God for His Word when you pray....
God Almighty help us to be forgiving, undoubting in our hearts and be fervent in prayers in Jesus mighty Name!!!
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