Monday, July 11, 2011

More Truth...

Yesterday, I wrote about truth.  About how it is surprising those you think will be there for you when you are going through a trial of life, aren't always.  Yet, sometimes there are people there for you, who barely know you.

In conclusion, I stated that there was another truth that I wanted to discuss, but it would have to wait until today.

Well, that truth is...partly, that we will all have trials in our lives.  Every one of us.

In God's Word, the Bible, we read that God tells us in 1 Peter 4:12-13, "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy."

God promised us that the sun will rise on the evil and on the good, that rain will fall on the just and on the unjust (Matthew 5:45).  Everyone, whether or not they believe on Jesus Christ, will suffer in this life.

Some people erroneously believe that people only suffer in this world, because of making poor past decisions in their lives.  While this can sometimes be true, this is not always the case.  Look in the Bible at the story of Job. 

God loved Job.  Just as He loves me.  And, He loves you.

If you are experiencing pain, sorrow, hardship or some kind of trial in life, please do not be afraid to speak up.  Ask for help.  Ask for prayer.  Ask for the loving arms of Jesus to wrap around you, lift you up and encourage you, through the trial.

As I mentioned yesterday, God told us we receive not, because we ask not.  So, ask.  Ask and you shall receive (Matthew 21:22).

When I first went on Facebook (FB), I did so because one of my daughters, some friends and my employer encouraged me to do so, claiming that everyone needs to be on FB.  I was actually shocked that within hours, I was reunited with childhood friends and a lost adult friend.  However, I was convinced I would be surprised if I had more than three (3) friends!

To my surprise, I began adding friends.  As I began making Christian postings, I began losing some real life friends, who just plain didn't want to hear about God.

I questioned whether I should post so much about God.  Well, there's more to be said about this, because it refers to more about truth.

Until next time...

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