April 19th, 2014


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Written by: Gene

Why do we say we are suffering?
Why are we surprised when we are suffering?
I have heard Christians say, “why must I suffer, God?”

But, are we really suffering?

If God is loving and kind…
If He is perfect and true…
If His intentions for us are sincere and honest…

If we are sinful and sickly…
If we all need to be saved and delivered…
If we claim to trust and rely on Him…

We bring pain on ourselves, He offers healing…
We bring confusion into our lives, God brings direction…
We bring darkness upon ourselves, Jesus came as the light…

Then the question is, “am I suffering, or am I being delivered?”

Is it that we are really just being whiney babies, about the things we already know that we don’t understand?

Are we having a hard time trusting God, to deliver us when it wasn’t Him who cause us to fall?

Is it really that the process is just too uncomfortable?

Maybe what we call suffering is really:

The light seems so bright because we were in darkness to long.
The truth seems so farfetched, because all we knew was the lies.
The way seems off, because there are no exits.

Suffering? In Jesus we are not suffering, but we are being made more like Him.

Rejoice because it is the flesh that is finally being done with.

About the Author

A husband to an awesome wife, father to 3 beautiful girls, step-father to a beautiful girl and smart son. Preacher, Designer and best of all a Servant to a loving and gracious God.

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