Sunday, June 14, 2020

Truth to Lean on When Life Gets Difficult

We are living in chaotic times, We are still going through the effects of a world wide pandemic and the resulting disastrous economic impact from the quarantine/shutdown. On top of that we are in a time of great civil unrest, division and strife. Like you, I have thoughts and opinions about all of the above. But, if you're like me, you've had more than enough of people's opinions. (Social media overload, anyone?)  What you and I need, is wisdom, guidance, hope and help from God Himself. Today, I thought I'd simply share a portion of Scripture that is written for times like these.

Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.
If you’re abused because of Christ, count yourself fortunate. It’s the Spirit of God and his glory in you that brought you to the notice of others. If they’re on you because you broke the law or disturbed the peace, that’s a different matter. But if it’s because you’re a Christian, don’t give it a second thought. Be proud of the distinguished status reflected in that name!
It’s judgment time for God’s own family. We’re first in line. If it starts with us, think what it’s going to be like for those who refuse God’s Message!
If good people barely make it,
What’s in store for the bad?
So if you find life difficult because you’re doing what God said, take it in stride. Trust him. He knows what he’s doing, and he’ll keep on doing it."  1 Peter 4:12-19 The Message Bible


  1. Suffering and hard times are inevitable in life. I am so very thankful that I have my faith in God to help me through them.

    1. I don’t know how people make it through without leaning on God!


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