Monday, May 13, 2013

1 Peter 4:13

12-13 Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn't on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.
~ The Message ~

It is so easy at times to be overwhelmed by the difficulties we face.
We cry out "Why me, Lord?  Why me?"

Why not you?
The trials that Jesus faced were much harder than what we might ever face.
And yet, 
He suffered them willingly because He knew that there were better things in His future.

If we look at the trials in our life from that perspective,
wouldn't it make bearing them a little easier?

If we knew that the pain we felt now would one day be gone,
that we would be healed,
that there would be no need that was not met or filled ...
couldn't we face this day with much more grace?

Are we not loved that much?
That God sacrificed His Son for us,
so that we would know that our future was not here ...
but with Him?

Why not you?

1 comment:

  1. Why not has always struck me as a reasonable response. And really, the good times are often as inexplicable as the more difficult ones. They come, they go...

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