Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hate Troubles?

A while ago, something happened that I feel I need to discuss, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  It was something I had a phone call about.

A friend called me and was so upset.  She was feeling horrible about things happening in her life.

No, she's not married.  She's single and has never had children.

However, she's had some troubles in her life, regarding a family member.  Yes, I also told her about how I had suffered in various ways.  Our conversation showed how related we were in some ways.

Because she is also a sister in the Lord, it was easier to speak with her regarding issues that God told us we would deal with in life.  For this, I was thankful.  And, I believe she was as well.

Why?

During our conversation, we talked about how God told us that we should not be surprised at having fiery trials we experience in life. 

I'm glad we both realized that.  Especially, since we both have learned about His words to us.

Even so, there was something I mentioned that she hadn't realized.  What was it?

It related to John 12:25, "He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal."

After reading that KJV Bible verse to my friend, she looked it up in the Bible she reads, that is not KJV.  She read it to me.

Plus, she also read to me what her Bible also stated, about that verse.  And, she felt confirmed that due to having troubles in our lives, we will not always feel like we can love our lives.

For anyone else, I could never know for sure if they felt the same way, but I know I do.

Why?

My life hasn't been easy.  But, God has been good.

He's provided for me, in so many ways.  And, always will.

I realize that I feel like I don't truly love my life. 

Because of this, I have felt that I truly hate my life, in some ways.  But, I know that He will provide for me, even into and through my eternal life.  Just as we read in today's Bible verse.

For this, I am thankful.

And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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