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BREATHE WELL IN SUFFERING

Bawah-Air-Foto_19It is natural to run from the sufferings of this life, only to find more suffering. Some work to drown sorrows in alcohol, sex, drugs, gambling, shopping, etc. Some may use weird techniques to eliminate the pain by meditating on absolutely nothing. When will earthly suffering end? The answer: The Grave. You must run through life with this understanding. Just accept that life’s suffering unites color, sex, and socio-economic status. There is a natural unity in all of mankind and that is suffering.

The moment resolution is made about suffering in this life, you can move on with faith believing and trusting in the impossible. Jesus learned obedience by the things he suffered. Suffering is as natural as breathing air. Let the fire of suffering make you shine as gold.

There are two types of suffering. The first is because of disobedience to Christ and the second is obedience to Christ. You can add unnecessary suffering to your life. For all the pleasure that sin gives there is a tail that brings suffering. Ask the addict who lost everything they had in their life because of it. This suffering should be avoided and can be avoided by obeying the voice of God and understanding his will for your life. The second suffering can never be avoided. This suffering is found when you choose to obey God’s word over strong desires to sin against it.

There is a pain that develops in telling your flesh the answer is no. Ask the dieter who tries diligently to put down the potato chips, ice cream, pizza etc.  The body will fight you. The devil will fight you. Spiritual darkness in heavenly places is against your success. Why? Your success shines the light for others to see and rejoice in the fact that making it is possible.

Breathing well in suffering is found in understanding that your suffering is not strange. For the follower of Jesus Christ understands that it is common to all believers. Since it is common, sit back and trust the Lord for the roller-coaster ride is almost over. Grab the hand next to you and say we will make it. Don’t allow the screams of others to cause you to lose hope. Jesus will never leave or forsake you and in the end he will be there to bring you home.

IT’S JUST THE WAY IT IS

knightSuffering has been the launch pad of our existence from the beginning. Ever wonder how Eve was tempted in the Garden of Eden? The only conclusion is that within her mind she was not satisfied. She believed there was more to be had. Is it any wonder that today women account for eighty percent of divorce filing? There is more to be had than submitting to the duty of marriage. The malls filled with stores dedicated mainly to women and yet for all this they are still depressed and stressed. Man has always fallen for the beauty of the women and submits to her as Adam in the Garden of Eden and now sin is birthed, but this is not the beginning of pain for Eve as previously mentioned. What do we do in the midst of our suffering? Suffer.

God’s answer for our suffering is to suffer. No one likes the answer. The answer is terrifying and the knowledge may add suffering, however this is God’s solution. Jesus Christ suffered on the cross. Nations are born through suffering. Slavery in America ends through suffering. The Israelites broke free from Egypt’s bondage by suffering under the direction of Moses.

Arm yourself with the thought that suffering is in the cards for Christians, but unlike the suffering of those who reject Jesus our suffering will end. Suffering produces the obedience required for the maximum power of God to be displayed in our life. Suffering is the bridge that allows the poor to safely walk over as they know that money may answer all things, but does not deliver from death.

Suffer rightly and not as a busy body or someone who gossips or commits sexual sin and suffers its nasty consequence. Suffer as an obedient child of God fashioning yourself unto Christ likeness.

I may suffer as a child of God, but with the suffering I receive power. Do not think the suffering done for Christ is a vain act for it is not. The devil will lie to you as he did Eve in the Garden of Eden. This suffering is a sweet aroma and God is well pleased and rewards those who endure unto the end.