April 27, 2020

Trials and afflictions - Bro. T. Stephen

My dear Brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given you for today is from the book of Psalms 119:67 “Before I was afflicted I went astray.”

The above verse explains the way God has dealt, with us. He has dealt with us better than we deserve, and all in love. Many have knowledge, but have little understanding about the snares of Satan. And therefore fail to protect themselves from its attack. Therefore some tend to deviate themselves from God when life is all comfortable in the world.

When this happens, instead of this deviation from God we must accept and say “Lord thou art our bountiful benefactor, incline our hearts to faith and obedience.” The proud are full of the world -its wealth and pleasures; these make them senseless, secure and stupid. That is why the Psalmist says, It is good for me to have been afflicted that I might learn thy statutes.

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, Thus we see that when we fall into severe problems that can only be fixed by God then we begin to look up to Him, then we cry to Him, then we search for Him. What the enemy meant for good, God will turn it around and use it to draw you close to Him. He cares for you. He loves you, So he died for you that you might live with Him forever. Therefore submit yourselves unto God. God bless you.

Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank you for helping us to understand why we go through troubles and trials. Make us to understand that when we face trials we must draw more close to you. Thank you for shaping and making us as instruments according to your plan. Teach us to overcome trials through Your Strength. In Jesus name we pray.


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