Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Suffering Produces....

A lot of times when we are going through suffering, we think that it will just make things worse or that we won't get through it. Believe it or not, a lot of the time we NEED to be taught and challenged and that when the difficulties come we would know that God is still God and is still there.

Don't ever underestimate the power of what God can do and will do in your life. Lately, it's been really hard for me dealing with some things that weren't really for me to deal with, but yet watching it was tearing me apart and i just kept asking God why am i being torn by this, why do people have to go through this even though i'm not involved? Out of this struggle, it has made me stronger in God to know that if we just are willing to lay situations and burdens down at his feet that he will take care of them and that God will place a peace that surpasses all understanding if you just ask. It was only by the grace of God by laying it down at his feet that i was able to move on and truly be happy again.

As we struggle, remember that God is always there but also that God has conquered and you will be victorious in him. We must endure or suffer a lot in order to get into the Kingdom of God.

Suffering will produce Fruitfullness. For example, in 1 Samuel with the story of Hannah, Hannah called out to God knowing that even though she couldn't do anything, God could do something! When you know that there is nothing that you can do, that when you need to call on the Lord and trust him to know that God will work everything out for his plans and according to his purpose.

Suffering will also produce Growth Inside of You. It's amazing how much you don't realize that when you are going through a struggle that it's really growing you in God. The thing is, you don't really realize it until you actually come out of that struggle that you really did grow in God. I personally feel like it helps me to have a stronger faith in God, knowing that he holds it all in his hands. I love the thought that God holds everything in his hands even when we feel like he doesn't.

Lastly, suffering will produce Reward Over Your Life. I don't really realize right now that the suffering that i've gone through has and will produce reward over my life but i'm learning that. I don't quite understand  all of it yet but in the end it does. If anyone knows the answer to that, post a comment of how it produces reward over your life becasue i'm not quite sure yet.

All in all, i know that even though we don't like going through the difficulties, but it's through those times that we find God and that we grow in him. Remeber that Suffering is just a way for God to help you grow in him is the way that i look at it.

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