Afflictions are an important part of the life of a true man or woman of God and these can cause us pain and sadness, however, they can not steal us the joy in our Lord. We are troubled, afflicted and going through the worst difficulty but confident in the Christ of glory which covers us and gives us the strength to continue.
Afflictions can not stop the joy that we have in the Lord, although, to sincerity, sometimes we will feel that joy goes away and we feel ourselves in deep darkness and we even ask: Where is God? But, at times like these, God also asks us: Where are the Elijahs of God?
The apostle Paul said:
16 Rejoice always,
17 pray without ceasing,
18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
19 Do not quench the Spirit.
20 Do not despise prophecies.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-20
A certain preacher said: “If this world is the best, why wait for another?” And this is completely what we must understand, Jesus said:
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
The Bible also tells us in the book of Hebrews chapter 11 about a series of people who went through various trials, of which we may never have passed, however, it also tells us that these people waited in a city whose architect and builder is God.
Let us have confidence in the Lord we too, like those men of faith, who regardless of being in the lion’s den, in a cistern, Jezebel persecuting them, stoned, persecuted, hated by all, crucified, even so, they always kept the joy of the Lord in their lives.
Leer het woord van God de heer des hemels en de zoon amen
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world
The Lord Jesus Christ, our Jesus, is our refuge and our fortress, whom shall we fear?
We are his people. Let us rejoice! He has chosen us from the beginning. We are his sheep, because so Jesus said of us: that we are his “sheep”. The Father who sent him to this World is greater than all; and he has given us to His Son, the Lord Jesus, to be saved by him.We must rejoice! Let us go to him in our affliction, he puts himself in our place, he loves us and say: Be patient my son, I will help you. Wait a little. Pray my Father through me.
“My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” (John 10:29).
The children of God are a blessed nation for God’s grace. In this World unbelievers may scoff us and think we are poor people, but we are rich and the most blessed of all nations.
We are the people of God, we have been adopted by a Father WHO IS GREATER THAN ALL, and it is the Lord Jesus Christ who has made us more than conquerors through him that loved us (Romans 8:37).
Our chief enemy, the Devil, the master of unbelievers, is fighting against us, so we have tribulation on this World, but the Lord Jesus says: “be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”. The apostle Peter says in his first letter, chapter 2:9:
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvellous light”.
Let us rejoice brothers!
At sight of this we are call to bare a good witness in the middle of this bad generation.
May we ask our Master Jesus Christ give us a good spirits to speak others of Him.
Yes the Lord gives us peace that surpasses all understanding, you put your faith in Jesus that’s all you need ,with God all things are possible, Lord thank you always for your mercy and grace with out you i cannot do anything amen thank you Jesus.
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for another day and giving me life help me make it through the day I can’t do it without you Lord I give you the praise and glory IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST AMEN.
HALLELUJAH! no one can compare to God!
The Lord fora wonderful message