Saturday, 18 November 2017

The fires too hot!

Sometimes the things we go through we think aren't God, and whether they are or not God, God uses everything for our good, (if we allow it). And often we are tempted to walk out or walk away from God and His people in the process when things become too tough.  We don't know how to handle it, we think all sorts of things that don't line up with the bible, with truth, we question, we doubt, we blame, whatever it is that is being challenged in our life when it becomes too hard, we are often tempted to quit or to walk away from the situation/s that is/are causing pain.  I know I have several times spat the dummy so to speak, in my marriage, in my church, with my daughter, in relationships, when I have wanted to quit and walk away.  But thankfully the Lord holds me, I have my bad day and then something will come that will encourage me to keep going.  A word in season, someone encouraging me, a reminder of the good things, whatever it is there is often something that will come to help me keep going.  I have found there is always enough grace for the day, maybe not for tomorrow - yet - but for today, for the next minute, the next hour.  Like bread being baked in the oven, if the bread came out half way through it wouldn't be complete and it would be uneatable. So I encourage you to not give up but keep going in the Lord.  
1 Peter 1:6,7 says;
"In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer various trials, so that the authenticity of your faith—more precious than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ."

Oh Lord help us to walk through the fire so that the testing of our faith may prove genuine resulting in praise and glory to you.  Give us your grace and your strength for today and whatever situations may arise today.  Thank you Lord.