April 24, 2020

Count it joy in Tribulation - Bro. T. Stephen

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of James 1:2 “ Count it all joy when you fall into various trials.”

From the above context we come to understand that the Lord wanted His disciples to count it all joy when they go through trials. As the Lord was about to leave them and suffer persecution he encouraged the disciples to stand fast in the faith. He knew that they would be like scattered sheep without the shepherd once He leaves them. The disciples actually loved Jesus and they couldn’t bear to know that soon He was going to depart from them. He also told them that there would be tribulation and sufferings once he departs from them.

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, Similarly the Lord is speaking to you through this message that there will be problems, trials and temptation in this world. But the Lord encourages you by saying that one should count it joy when you fall into various trials in your life. For God is telling you today that there will not be a single person who will not go through affliction. And nobody will be able to say, that there is no problem in their life. They may be eminent industrialist, popular politician, or Chief Minister, Prime Minister, or President, whoever they might be, they will have some problem or other.

Do you know why you go through trials? If not you will have no fear whatsoever. You will do what you like, and will live however you may please. Therefore in order to keep a check over your life the Lord allows trials and testing. That you may turn to God for help. Cry out to Him whenever you go through hardships. God wants you to hope in His mercy. For He will neither leave you nor forget you. He holds you in the palm of His hand. Your walls are ever before Him.

Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Help us to be careful in our walk of life. May we be pleas able in Your sight. Teach us to fear You at all times. Give us the ability to bear the affliction cheerfully, and to count it joy when we go through trials. Help us to stand fast in the faith, be strong and bold for God and His purpose. In Jesus name we pray.


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