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.