Enduring Trials

27 Mar

The Lord is My Shepherd

Troubles and Trials have a way of getting us down and overwhelming us, but on the other hand, when God reveals something in His Word He wants us to believe it. Prayer and Faith are a strong foundation against any adversity we may face. Life can have a way of flinging us to the ground and hopefully on our knees that we may be humbled to look to Christ for our help and redemption, our deliverance. In the Bible, when Jesus was speaking to His disciples he told them “Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full…, “for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father.” (John 16:24, 27)

But if we were to stop reading the Scripture right there at verse 27 we would miss the point of a greater lesson. We would start to think we are alone and without hope, or the opposite that because we know the Lord everything in life must be great, uncomplicated and trouble-free, but that is not the point. Jesus continued to say to his disciples in John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have over come the world.

Jesus comforts us in all our troubles and trials and enables us to endure them. There is a purpose of our sufferings that the Apostle Paul addresses in 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. Paul goes on to tell us in verses 8-10 of 2 Corinthians that his hope was in Christ even in the midst of his sufferings, that he trusted Christ to deliver them out of those circumstances.

Video Link The Lord is my Shepherd : http://youtu.be/A-qLa_2GPcM

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