Friday, January 3, 2014

I've Found It

Purpose, Strength, Faith

      Many people are in search for the meaning of life.  The search is more intense when we are suffering and in distress.  Why do we have to struggle thru trials and hardship?  The answer is in God's desire to draw us closer to Him.
      2 Corinthians 4; 16-18  ''Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.''
     Purpose for the pain....... Yet in our weakness, we can be strong.  We can inspire others not only to pray more but we can see our need for someone other than ourselves.. a Savior.
     Strength for the struggle.....  Without Christ, it would be easy to give up.  'All things are possible with God' can be your life verse and help you realize you are stronger than you think possible.
     Faith for the fight.....  When you trust that  'all things work for good for those who believe in God', you find it easier to give it all you've got.  Knowing that even if you lose your fight, your faith secures you against any fears ahead.
      May we all see the purpose, have the strength, and rest in our faith of Christ in every struggle we face.  As I face a swallowing test next week, I carry all three of these attributes with me on a daily base.  It makes the road on my journey smoother, straighter and calmer.


  1. And my prayers are with you all the way. Thank God for His great help in time of need. And all are needy, whether they realize it or not. Sooner or later neediness will become very evident in our lives. I hope that all who read this (especially me!) will remember this wonderful message at all times.

  2. Angie what a great message you had waiting for me in my inbox. Just what I needed to start my day. And a reminder to pray for you today. Thanks for your perseverance; it is an encouragement to me.

  3. Dear. Angie, I will pray for you, I am sorry, don't be afraid .
    The test result will be just what God wants and that is what you want,
    Fear thou not, for I am with thee, be not dismayed for I will strengthen
    thee, yea I will uphold thee with my righteous right hand.
    I liked your devotion today so much. Give Jack a hug, Love

  4. One of your best blogs ever! Truth and encouragement that everyone and I mean everyone can use. Mom

  5. If struggling with trials and hardships are God's way of showing love, then I believe you are one of his favorites, he is preparing you for a glorious eternal life with him. One great blog. Dad

  6. What a great message for the upcoming year....or for any time, for that matter. Praying that your swallowing test went well....and praying that I can apply this great blog to my life every day. Love you, sweet friend....T.