Have you ever heard someone suggest that if you just trust the Lord Jesus, He will solve all your problems and you’ll float through life with riches and peace?
If that were the way God planned it for people who serve Him, then what way Paul’s problem? After his conversion, he was as godly as they come, yet he had problems galore. He was one of the greatest missionaries of all time – and what did he get for his trouble? Beaten up. Arrested. Nearly drowned. Run out of town.
Look at Joseph, Abraham, Job, Jeremiah, Peter – godly me one and all. Yet they all faced dangers and trouble none of us would ever desire.
So, why the struggle? Why is it that tragedy strikes Christians with the same blunt force that it strikes the most antagonistic atheists? Why are we not exempt from natural disasters, serious illness, interpersonal squabbles, and mistreatment of others?
Somehow in God’s way of making things work out, our troubles can advance His kingdom and purposes (Romans 8:28).
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose”. Our task is to glorify God, no matter what the circumstances. If we do, our struggle can direct others to the SAVIOR as we make our way toward of rest and reward in Heaven.
TO MAKE US GOOD AMBASSADORS, GOD SENDS US TRIAL ALONG THE WAY,
BUT WE BECOME TRUE CONQUERORS, WHEN IN LIFE’S STRUGGLES WE OBEY.
GOD allows trials in our lives not to IMPAIR us but to IMPROVE us.
GOD RICHLY BLESS US.