Friday, May 11, 2012

The Hidden Message of God in Trials

Why worry when God works through the Good and the Bad Circumstances of Our Lives?

By Abraham Israel

Worry is the biggest plague that destroys the happiness of many believers. Actually it is misuse of the beautiful mind that God has given us to use it to live by faith. Allowing worry first destroys faith and it makes it to think of the things which will never happen at all as though it is already happening to us. Never waste your life worrying. Jesus said to the worriers, " 22 ..., “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For there is more to life than food, and more to the body than clothing...25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?" (Luke 12:22-23, 25-26). You do not increase in stature or height by worrying, height is a God given thing. We cannot make ourselves grow taller or make ourselves shorter. In the same way in our lives, circumstances of life are a God allowed thing that we cannot change, but should understand and remind ourselves that it is God who is in control of all the storms of life we face. In other words, Jesus is saying that there is more to life to rejoice and enjoy than worry about the bad circumstances that come our way. Jesus is confidently saying this because he knows God is in firm control of all of our lives. Our names are written in God's hands (Isa 49:16), God has personally written the number of days we should live on earth even before there was none of it (Psa 139:16), God has personally put us in the nation in which we live by His own choice and have beforehand marked our national boundary in this generation that we are living, in order that we may seek Him and might find Him (Acts 17:26-27), God chose the parents and lineage in which we were born (Psa 139:13), God knew how we would look like even before we were formed in our mother's womb because it was He who designed us for His Glory (Psa 139:13-16) and finally He has made us live, breathe, move and have our being in Him as His dear children (Acts 17:28).

Why has God been so concerened about our every details? Because we are His idea and not an accident. God wants us to enjoy this life with Him abundantly. Worriying saps our spiritual energy which God has has given to us in order that we may enjoy life with Him. Letting ourselves be worried is to destroy the beautiful mind in which the heavenly thoughts of God from above should have been allowed to penetrate it and get rooted within for cultivating friendship with Divine friend who is our God
(Psa 139:17-18). Worry doesn't rob the sorrow of our tommorows, but only starts to sap today of its joys. Rejoice in the Lord for all things in every circumstances, give your worries to the Lord Jesus through prayer because He will take care for you without fail and give thanks for the good and also the bad in all despairing circumstances that tries to overwhelm you because this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thess 5:16-18).

A man in China raised horses for a living and one day one of his prized stallions ran away. His friends gathered at his home to help him mourn his loss. But the next week, the horse returned, bringing with it seven strays. The same friends gathered again, this time to celebrate his fortune. That afternoon the horse kicked the owner’s son and broke his back. The friends came again to express sorrow and concern. But a month later, war broke out and the man’s son was exempt from military service. Again, the friends came together to rejoice.

What can we learn from this story, in every dark cloud of despair there will be a silver lining of God's magnificence and glory displayed through it. People who live based on feelings will act madly according to the circumstances, but those who live by faith and believe that God is working behind the scenes for their good will rejoice in the Lord always irrespective of the circumstances they face daily day after day. It is very much human to live by feelings, but it is superhuman to live by faith. It is naturally human to worry, but it is supernaturally superhuman to live by faith as God's children. Worriers will never truly enjoy life to the fullest, but those warriors of faith will enjoy God's abundant life in such a way that many will be blessed through their lives. Circumstances change often, but God and His good intentions to prosper you through all circumstances never changes. Your preception towards a circumstance as whether it is good or bad can change, but the opportunity to lay hold of the promises of God that has the ability to keep you intact at rest in the faith which convinces you that all the circumstances are for your good never changes. Circumstances of mourning may change in to a joy of morning the next day, but the faith that keeps you in God's joy of heaven and its God glorifying life never changes.

When we are experiencing difficulties, we cannot seperate a catostrophe from a cause for celebration because we never know how both of it can be used for our good. Today God is saying through all our circumstances in our life that we need to trust that He is working for our good and keep expecting something good and glorious to come out of each situations we face. Hold on to God's promise and settle you mind on it through meditating upon the promises of God's word when going through any tough situations, here is one main promise of God to you,
"God is working behind the scenes all things whether good or bad, only for the good of those who love God and are actually called according to God's glorious purpose." (Rom 8:28, Abi's Translation).

Personally I have come to understand this glorious truth of God's faithfullness in trials and how it works for my good and also how it leads me ultimately to fulfill God's purpose for my life.

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The only thing that keeps increasing day after day through each trials I face in my life is the ability to rejoice more and more in the midst of gloomy circumstances which always make way for a bright morning of God's faithfulness the next day. No matter what, there is always a reason to give thanks, praise God and pray to Him always! So REJOICE and again I SAY REJOICE!, hold on in faith and glorify God in all circumstaces you face everyday. Just trust the Lord and keep trusting Him at all times dear saints.....Praise the Lord!

Much Blessings......


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