In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about feeling held captive by my ill health. Feeling rather like a female Job.
Like Job, there is some things I won't do:
* I won't give up. And...
* I will not curse God, the way Job had been told to, by his wife. And...
* I will continue to be thankful in all things. And...
* And, I will continue to pray for those in my life who have hurt me...
just as God commanded.
I realize that I am only a tool, to be used of God. That in and of myself, I am nothing, without Him.
And, I recognize that God is in control, as I've said many times. Not me. Him. It's all about Him.
My heart's desire is to be obedient to Him, in all things.
Just as God commanded.
The reason I want to be obedient to Him, is so that when I stand in judgement, I can thankfully hear those precious words, told to us in Matthew 25:21 & Matthew 25:23, "His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.".
Being faithful is simple, in times when everything is going well in a person's life. The true test of faith comes when a person's life is not going well. Like mine.
And, possibly... yours.
If you are struggling through life's pain and suffering, remember that you have a friend who will never leave you, nor forsake you. A friend who will always be with you.
I'm not talking about me, although I will be here for you. I'm referring to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who will be with you always, even to the end of the age.
All you need to do is trust in/believe on Him... and you will be saved (Acts 16:31). Have faith, my friend.
Until next time...
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