There’s something more important than your pain. It’s what you’re learning from that pain-God is in control”
“Even though you are temporarily harassed by all kinds of trials. This no accident-it happens to prove your faith , which is infinitely more valuable than gold’ (1 Peter 1:6-7).
Life is not a series of random, freak accidents. Life is not totally unplanned. Life is not without meaning. God knows what’s going on. He’s weaving the tapestry of your life and it has light and darkness threads-happy and sad times-to give richness and texture and color to your life. Nothing can come into the life of a child without God’s permission. Everything is Father-filtered. Don’t misunderstand. I am not saying that everything that happens to you in life is God’s perfect will.
That’s just not true. There are a lot of things that are not God’s will. If somebody sins against you, that’s not God’s perfect will. But God does have a permissive will. If I go out and I overeat, I pay the consequences. God does not cause evil and suffering. But He allows them because they have a purpose. God permits them, and then He uses them. God is an expert at bringing good out of bad. He could have kept Paul out of prison in Phillipi, but instead He let Paul go to prison and the jailer became a believer as a result.
God could have kept Jesus from the cross, but He let Him go. He let His own Son suffer and die. Did He bring any good out of that? I’d say He did! God loves to turn crucifixions into resurrections. The things you wish were most removed from your life are often the very things that God is using to shape you and make you into the believer He wants you to be. He wants to use that problem for good in your life.
There’s something more important than your pain. God is in control. So, what’s the key? What’s our response? Our response is to look past the pain. “That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small compared to God. Yet, they may produce for us glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever (2 Corinthians 4:16-17).
No matter what life brings, remember to stand fast in your faith. Don’t let the problems of this world weigh you down. Everything we go through in life is to build our faith in God. Can God trust us? There are so many ways that God wants to trust us when He allows bad things to happen in our lives. If things went so good in our lives, we wouldn’t have a need to have faith or trust God, right? Those tough times we face, will mold and shape us to be the true women/men of God we need to be.
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