June 29, 2015
“If you become saved, you won’t have troubles or sufferings come your way.”
Please be warned…nowhere in the Holy Bible does it say “No trials nor sufferings included”. That’s a lie! No scripture says that.
Jesus Christ said, “In this world you WILL have tribulation”. Encouraging isn’t it? Not really, but you need to read the full scripture to get what He is saying.
Jesus said “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
~John 16:33 NLT
Having peace in Jesus is the only way you can get through these hard times in life. His strength can help you get through it. His way only if you trust, believe, and receive Him; Jesus can turn a mess upside down into good.
STEPS TO HELP YOU CONQUER:
1) Make God Ruler of Your Life
Submit everything you do to the Lord, ask Him to direct your path.
2) God is Good All the Time
…and All the Time, God is good. Keep saying this out loud when issues come that you cannot control.
Praise the Lord! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. ~Psalm 106:1 NLT
3) It’s His Way All the Way
Our decisions in life can sometimes make things worse. If you allow God to rule over your life, it WILL make sense and things will come together. His way is always perfect.
God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection. ~Psalm 18:30 NLT
4) Surrender to Him
We cannot do these hard times on our own, this is why when we surrender; we are putting our will (plans) aside and letting God take control.
5) All Things Work Together for Good
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. ~Romans 8:28 NLT
6) Be Thankful
When troubles come, it can be turned into good. It can shape who God wants you to be.
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
~1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT