Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?
Life in America is permeated with the call for “Blessings from God.” If that is what we believe and are striving for, then what happens to our hearts when a gasoline can explodes in our hands? Are we blind? Are we not aware of the thousands of children who die from starvation every year? And what of those who are blown to bits in the Middle East almost daily. People going about their lives, walking and riding here and there when suddenly a huge roar explodes in the air and life is forever changed. For some life on this earth is ended, for others, months of pain and suffering lay ahead.
God's promise of unconditional love for those who come to Him stands true. His promise of eternal life with Him also stands true. In the interim, we have life here. A life filled with daily challenges and trials. We are told to not only consider them but expect sufferings in various forms.
Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.