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How Jesus Helps Us in Everyday Trials
Jesus is a remarkable person, God in the flesh. It was important that he came in the flesh, to become part of humanity so that He could reconcile humanity with God. I’d like to comment on how it is relevant to our day-to-day lives. Whether or not we believe in Jesus Christ, we are bound to encounter difficulties. It’s part of life. But when we believe in Him, we can be confident that He understands our troubles. He knows what we are going through. However, it does not make our troubles go away, but it helps us to know that not even God in the flesh was exempt from trouble. Jesus Christ, learned from the things He suffered (Hebrews 5:8) and because of that, he is “able to help those who are being tempted” (Hebrews 2:18).
From birth to death, Jesus Christ had a difficult life. He had moments of joy and hours of pain. We are no better than he is, so we cannot expect a trouble-free life. In this world, Jesus said, we will have trials. He warned his disciples about the cost of following Him: They would have to take up the cross each day, willing to suffer and die, if need be, for their faith in Jesus Christ, (Luke 9:23). God loves us even in our darkness moments. Our treasure may come from a dark place, but God can breath into our lives. The treasure is the king, Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God. I wish someone will get the revelation that Jesus Christ is enough ❤️ Jesus is our treasure!
Rejoicing and trials- out of pain comes riches. Out of tears come wisdom. Out of death- long life in heaven. God hides treasures in trials. God allows trials for the chosen. God allows the chosen to triumph.
People who identify with Christ do NOT need to prove themselves to the world. People who identify with Christ rejoice when others are successful. A secure person will say, “Praise the Lord” when other people are blessed and they are not.
Fact: We will never accomplish anything when our focus goes to unhappiness, jealousy, anger, sadness, and living in envy of other people.
Faith involves our minds, our hearts and our wills. It means that we understand and accept certain things about God. It means that we respond emotionally to these things, such as, with love because we understand he loves us. With joy accept the things you cannot change because we need to understand that He has giving us so much, and with trust we should understand and believe His promises for our eternal salvation.
When our understanding and our emotions are in agreement, then our Will – will be His will for our lives. The decisions we make throughout each day should be pleasing to God, for He has brought us to the point that we want to do His will, not ours. We do not yet have the promised inheritance. We have not yet reached the time when there is no more crying and no more death. We all experience both crying and death. Our pains and sorrows are caused by our enemy — sin. We rejoice because we know that Jesus Christ, has conquered our enemy and He promises that we share in His victory! It is already written.
We suffer because of our own mistakes and sins. We also suffer because the people around us are captives of sin, and sin hurts not only the sinner, but innocent bystanders as well. We are often the innocent bystanders who suffer from the fallout of the sins of others. Satan, the enemy of God and the arch-deceiver works hard to feed and encourage the sinful nature in every person, thereby, bringing even more pain and destruction to all including persecution on the Saints. God not only promises to help us in our trials, He also promises us trials! Christ did not come to bring us a trouble-free life. Instead, He warned us that we will have strife within our families and others because of Him (Matthew 10:34-36). That we would have many trials (John 16:33), and that we would be persecuted, (John 15:20). We enter the kingdom through many trials (Acts 14:22), and every Believer will suffer persecution, (2 Timothy 3:12). We should not think it unusual when trials afflict us, (1 Peter 4:12).
Jesus said, If you want to follow me- take up your cross. Be willing to suffer as He did, even if this means to lose your life. We should not be surprised when bad things happen. Jesus said, that a servant is not greater than the master. If Jesus, our Lord and teacher, became a human to suffer and die to serve us, if suffering was part of his training (Hebrews 2:10; 5:8), it should be no surprise that it is also part of ours. In these trials we can rejoice only because we know that Christ has promised us something far better than this life. Far better than anything this world has to offer.
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Living in the present moment allows us to experience a certain moment in time. Moments that roll over to seconds, hours, days, months, and years – History.
We often wonder what the future would be. At times things will seem stressful, but if we just have a bit of faith – we could go along way.
History is determined by the passing time. That’s when today will manifest an offspring of us into history. Enabling us to leave a legacy behind, that is if you choose to do so.
What Legacy do you want to leave behind?
Think about this…
“What mark are we leaving behind. What is molding our future?”
I can only love, respect, and believe in Jesus Christ. The more I elevate Him in my life the more real He becomes. Before I use to have difficulties accepting others. I felt misunderstood like no one cared. Now, I don’t have that conflict because I simply understand people better. I took the time to acquire that skill. I learned that if I want to be understood- I’m going to have to learn how to understand others. Keeping in mind that they are only human like me and we are all prone to errors. If I had that conflict inside it was because I had the problem, not others. No one really knew how I felt; therefore, getting my attitude right was a must. I learned that anyone who accepts me or doesn’t will not interfere with my joy, for I am ever grateful and blessed either way. I learned how to be okay with disagreements. Challenges are actually a good thing! It gives us an opportunity for growth. We are all different for many reasons. We should learn from each other. However, we must be mindful of the ripple affect others have on us and vise-versa.
We need to continue to listen to Gods voice. Stand up for what is worthy in His eyes. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of us. What matters is what God thinks of us. If we can go to sleep with the knowing we did good, then that’s all that matters. I know that being a good person- regardless of the circumstances will sooner or later have a domino affect on others.
Trivia : What is the most important weapon we have against our spiritual warfare?
The enemy wants to hinder our communication with God, so the negative energy is a scheme to distract us, thus making us absent from living in the moment.
My wisdom and inspiration comes from my Lord.
Lastly, success comes from building our character. Renewing our minds with the healing power of the Holy Spirit. That’s the gift Jesus Christ left mankind. We also have to learn to be a problem solver. The smallest things matter. When we are grateful for everything more blessings will be bestowed upon us. My advice is to live in the present. Be grateful. Stay in touch with people that are good influence. Love your enemies. Volunteer. Build on having healthy friendships and relationships. Love God above all else. In doing so, amazing things will happen- they are called miracles.
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