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Thursday, August 1, 2013

God Is Good All the Time

In summary of 2 Corinthians 4:8b-9 it says, “We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead.”

Bottom line:
Trouble surrounds us, and we believe we are beyond our breaking point.  We think we will never make it through it.  We learned to stop relying on just ourselves and instead learning to rely on God.

What this means to me:

There are many times when I pressed on all sides, mainly with deadlines, commitments, and new problems surfacing everyday.  But If stop relying on just myself to get through it and instead rely on God, I can make it through anything.  God has told me that he will never leave me.  I need to keep the perspective that God is developing within me the character of Christ.  To do this, he must take me through circumstances in life, just like he did with Jesus.  God will use the dark and stressful times in my life for God.  He’ll use them to teach me to trust in him, to show me how I can help others and to draw his body of believers closer together.  So when I’m in difficult times, I need to refuse being discouraged.  God is with me, I just need to rely on him for protection and guidance.  In summary, troubles and pressures will come, I just need to rely on God, not myself.  God will never leave or abandon me.  I just need to give it to him.