Good day beautiful people,
I hope that this message meets you well? Once again I plan on revisiting/exposing the lie that ‘Christians shouldn’t experience any suffering’! It is so important to know the truth, especially when going through a season of drought, so that one doesn’t further weigh themselves down with unnecessary chains of bondage, formulated by unrealistic expectations.
I was EXTRAORDINARILY blessed when reading Psalm 77! Honestly the verses ministered to my unwell soul! It was a word in season, I sincerely thank God for the spiritual nutrition I received from hearing His word on April the 5th 2021. Recently I found myself in a place where I ‘felt’ that things were moving too slow, and not according to MY own timing, but I was reminded of the importance of reflecting upon the good things which God has done for me, in ages past! I’d like to mention again about the importance of writing things down, this helps bring to our remembrance God’s past victories in our lives. It’s also useful in helping future generations understand how awesome God is.
I want to encourage you to keep holding onto God, and know that He has not abandoned you. Also remember that life challenges are inevitable, and suffering is something which EVERY human will have to face to a certain degree, but when we’re in Christ His grace is SUFFICIENT for us, hallelujah.
2 Corinthians 12:9 ~ “Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”
I absolutely love how King David is so open, honest, and REAL about his life issues! He doesn’t pretend that everything is all hunky-dory. Psalm 77 is a real perspective on what you call being human and Christian!
Psalm 77: 1-20 ~ “I cry out to God; yes, I shout. Oh, that God would listen to me! When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven, but my soul was not comforted. I think of God, and I moan, overwhelmed with longing for his help. Interlude You don’t let me sleep. I am too distressed even to pray! I think of the good old days, long since ended, when my nights were filled with joyful songs. I search my soul and ponder the difference now. Has the Lord rejected me forever? Will he never again be kind to me? Is his unfailing love gone forever? Have his promises permanently failed? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he slammed the door on his compassion? Interlude And I said, “This is my fate; the Most High has turned his hand against me.” But then I recall all you have done, O Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works. O God, your ways are holy. Is there any god as mighty as you? You are the God of great wonders! You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations. By your strong arm, you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Interlude When the Red Sea saw you, O God, its waters looked and trembled! The sea quaked to its very depths. The clouds poured down rain; the thunder rumbled in the sky. Your arrows of lightning flashed. Your thunder roared from the whirlwind; the lightning lit up the world! The earth trembled and shook. Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters a pathway no one knew was there! You led your people along that road like a flock of sheep, with Moses and Aaron as their shepherds.”
^^At times when we’re distressed it can become increasingly difficult to pray. So if you ever find yourself in a place where you find it hard to talk with God, never forget that you’re not alone, during such a time strive to commune and pray with other believers, so that you may encourage one another! Also we may come to a point in life where we ‘feel’ that God’s unfailing love has disappeared from us, or that His promises have permanently failed. But Psalm 77:11 reminds us of the importance of writing our progress down, lest we forget the good things which The Lord has done!
I hope that you continue holding onto God irrespective of the circumstance you’re in! There is a reason behind all things, and God makes ALL things work together for the good of those who love Him, and are called according to His purpose. As hard as it may be, try to see the purpose in your pain. The Holy Spirit is your strength, guide, and comfort.
Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart