Useful Afflictions!

Good morning and a blessed Monday to all of you. Yes, I know, we do not like Mondays but …they still exist and we need to live with it! (smiles!).

I hope that you had a nice, relaxing and refreshing weekend. I pray to our Father God and in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, that His will takes place in our lives and that we willingly accept it and work with all He puts in our hands. The tests and challenges He brings into our path, I pray, that we use them to become better and to be drawn closer to Him, amen!

Humans and especially Christian Humans wonder time to time – not to say …constantly – “WHY” me? It is challenging for our nature and mostly for my generation (who grew up with the desire to seek answers for anything) to just accept what happens and try to learn out of it and just trust that the answer will come eventually (and always does…but in God’s good time).

It is written in Psalm 119v71

“It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. “

I do not support the conception that we need to accept whatever happens to us and take it as a test or punishment from God, so staying idle and just suffer. The afflictions are not for this reason. As the psalmist says it is for us to learn His decrees…in few to learn more than anything else to rely on Him and go to Him when we are in troubles…not to thank Him for it but to pray and stand still that He can take us out of the troubles. It is through the afflictions that we are pruned and become more Christ like, it is through the afflictions that we learn what the Word says and spend more time within our relationship with God, it is through the afflictions that we let go everything and we just focus on Him and allow Him to take over. This happens of course if we decided to focus on Him than withdraw and refuse His existence.

Afflictions can really be useful if we use them for better and not for worse!




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One Response to Useful Afflictions!

  1. “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” 1 John 3:1-2 KJV

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