When all a person has known is pain sufferings and failures, they begin to believe that pain, sufferings and failures are all that life holds for them.
When all a person has known is rejection, denial, betrayal and disappointment, they begin to think that rejections, denials, betrayals and disappointments are all that life holds for them.
When prayers have gone unanswered for decades and good fortune passes you by year after year after year after year until all your years are used up, you begin to believe that it is God’s good pleasure to have you suffer with what you are suffering with until the end of your days.
You cease to hope anymore and you dare not allow yourself to dream of happiness and better days as the curtain of your desires closes upon the night of your existence.
And although you know that weeping endures for only a night and joy comes in the morning, you have known only the night and the sunshine of morning has yet to share her rays with you.
Therefore, it is easier to believe in failure than success.
It is easier to trust in pain than to trust in pleasure.
It is easier to trust that prayers aren’t answered than it is to trust in prayers being answered.
The volume of evidence is overwhelming that more prayers go unanswered than are answered.
Failures, heart-breaks, betrayals and the feeling that God has abandoned you is overwhelming and you collapse under the weight of trying to appear hopeful when in fact your cup is dry and empty. You have held out just to end up barely hanging on.
You don’t feel worthy or loved. You don’t feel accomplished or fulfilled. You have not been acquainted with personal happiness nor authentic unselfish love. You question your own purpose for being.
And then you remember something that you have always known and lived by. It is not about you but is all about YHVH – the ALMIGHTY GOD.
And if it please God that we are bruised, battered, ostracized, ridiculed and even killed, then so be it. For who can resist an Almighty God? Who can alter His plan or force Him do what He doesn’t purpose to do?
We may lose our hope and our strength. We may lose our wealth, health and our lives but we will never lose our TRUST in the ALMIGHTY and EVER-MERCIFUL GRACIOUS FATHER YHVH.
God is Sovereign and YHVH is in Control. GOD DOESN’T MAKE MISTAKES. THE LORD’S WILL BE DONE.
Hebrews 13:10-16 (NLT)
10 We have an altar from which the priests in the Tabernacle have no right to eat. 11 Under the old system, the high priest brought the blood of animals into the Holy Place as a sacrifice for sin, and the bodies of the animals were burned outside the camp. 12 So also Jesus suffered and died outside the city gates to make his people holy by means of his own blood. 13 So let us go out to him, outside the camp, and bear the disgrace he bore.14 For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.
15 Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name.16 And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.
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