Posts Tagged ‘ Struggle ’

VerseD: John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14, ESV

Our God is not aloof and uncaring. He sees our struggles, came and experienced this life, and revealed the truth of our situation with love and grace.

Jesus can be trusted and loved.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 5:18

All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
2 Corinthians 5:18, ESV

One reason God sends hardships and persecution our way: we know how to comfort a lost world and draw them into reconciliation with their Creator through Christ.

VerseD: James 1:2-3

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
James 1:2‭-‬3, ESV

God wants strong, faithful followers and friends.

Sometimes He allows bad things to happen. Sometimes He sends them.

It is to grow us in Christ, The Faithful One who endured trials God us.

VerseD: James 1:12

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12, ESV

Temptations, persecution, mocking, and struggles and worries will come our way. If we trust God and hold firm, they may not touch us, or they will bring us to Him all the quicker. Either way, they will not stop us!

VerseD: 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.
2 Corinthians 1:3‭-‬4, NASB

God does allow us to go through pain and problems so that we are able to share the comfort He has given us with others.

SNOW! And a welcome blessing

I finally got back into making some videos! Hopefully, this is for a while.

This time around, this is a “Hey! How’s it going? It’s been a while!” type of video, with a reminder that through the good times and the bad, God is good.

Snow can be a reminder that God has said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” (Revelation 21:5)

It is a reminder that His grace has covered all our sins and troubles. Our troubles will not be removed until Christ’s return, but until then we have the promise that He is watching over us.

Therefore, as I have done many times before, I offer the comfort of the priestly blessing from Numbers 6:24-26:

The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you.

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.

 

 

VerseD: Matthew 6:34

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34, NIV

Life throws many problems at us, and it can be difficult not worrying.

The key is focusing on Christ. It is not easy, but worrying only makes things worse (at least in our minds.)