Archive for October, 2013
If you never felt pain, then how would you know that I am a Healer?
If you never had to pray, how would you know that I am a Deliverer?
If you never had a trial, how could you call yourself an over-comer?
If you never felt sadness, how would you know that I am a Comforter?
If you never made a mistake, how would you know that I am a forgiver?
If you knew all, how would you know that I will answer your questions?
If you never were in trouble, how would you know that I will come to your rescue?
If you never were broken, then how would you know that I can make you whole?
If you never had a problem, how would you know that I can solve them?
If you never had any suffering, then how would you know what I went through?
If you have never gone through the fire, then how would you become pure?
If I gave you all things, without you having to go through anything to get them, how would you appreciate them? If I never corrected you, how would you know that I love you?
If you had all power, then how would you learn to depend on me?
If your life was perfect, then what would you need me for?
If you want to achieve a new home, a new car, a dream job, or the partner of your dream, healing from an incurable sickness, deliverance from an addiction, the ability to have children, or whatever else you desire that you think you cannot afford, or they are out of your reach, you’re looking at things in the natural.
So often I look on things through my natural eyes and tell God that I cannot afford it or they are out of my reach. However, the very things I looked on in the natural and thought that I couldn’t afford, as they were out of my budget or out of my reach, happened to be the very same things that God has given me.
God has allowed me to eat my words so many times, and I was so embarrassed, because I kept putting a limit on God and placing Him in a box. While I look on things in the natural and think they are impossible, God looks at things from a supernatural angle, and says, “All things are possible.”
If you’re looking at things in the natural, believing you cannot achieve them, you have to ask God for some more faith, patience and strength to see the things you desire from Him materialized through His supernatural power.
When you go through a trial, especially an extended trial that disrupts or even destroys your earthly hopes and dreams, you either learn to focus and depend more on your eternal hope or slide further into despair.
I imagine that every Christian that has gone through an extended trial will remember coming to this difficult crossroad and facing this choice. In truth, it’s a decision we should have made when we committed to follow Christ – whether or not we were going through a trial at the time. By definition, a Christian is someone whose primary hope is an eternal hope in Christ.
“…we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast…” (Hebrews 6:18-20)
I know that God wants us to have hopes in and…
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