Job 13:15 (NKJV) Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.
Suffering in the life of a Christian can be expected. It is the normal experience, no matter how much we dislike admitting it to ourselves. And believe me family I have had my share of life’s ups and downs!
Between Satan’s on-going attacks against us now that we have become his full-blown enemy since becoming saved (spiritually born again) — God refining us and purging us of our sinful, selfish nature to conform us into the obedient likeness of Jesus Christ more and more, and simply the effects of sin upon the human race that both sinners and born again saints are subjected to; suffering comes a lot and prerequisite with being a child of God.
What can intensify a Christian’s pain is Knowing that God has the power to stop (or at least greatly minimize) their suffering, yet often chooses NOT to. Have you ever thought about this?
One of Satan’s most effective perverted lies (attacks) He likes to constantly try to keep imparting to us so we’ll begin believing it is: “What’s the point of trusting God anymore? Didn’t you become a Christian to have greater blessings in your life? Where are those blessings Now?”
Point to Ponder- There are ways to help minimize the mental suffering many Christians experience simply by having a change of mind, and I have come to realize near the very top of that list is the wisdom of understanding the importance of coming to that place where we say and mean within ourselves this simple declaration:
“No matter what You allow to happen in my life from this moment forward … I’m going to keep thanking You and praising You, heavenly Father.”
Thus this daily declaration is a very wise spiritual weapon against Satan that stops him dead in his tracks every time he tries to put a wedge between us and God, and my friend … Satan ever seeks to do that every moment of our lives on this planet! Blessings and Great weekend to you all!
In His Service,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.