By: Robert Serreyn
Question? If God is ALL POWERFUL why doesn’t he fix things in our lives immediately?
Let me counter that question with another…
Question? Would it make you or I stronger or weaker in the faith if he did?
Answer: I believe it would make us WEAKER not stronger for we WOULD NOT learn to trust in him nor would we mature in the faith if ALL THINGS were “Immediately answered or corrected”.
Hebrews 11:1 states…
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
I understand and know full well personally that this is “Easier said” then to “Put into practice”, I had a situation what I would call “My Job Experience” (falsley accused of sexual harassment at work) and BELIEVE ME I wish that the Lord would have answered my prayers IMMEDIATELY in which I asked the Lord to NEVER put me through that EVER AGAIN, but as the old saying goes “Hindsight is 20/20”, as I learned LATER that a Co – Worker who I had been mentoring, the Lord had placed my testimony through the “Fires of Testing” TO STRENGTHEN his faith and to validate MY CLAIM as a christian, to say the lest that was the MOST STRESSFULL week of my life as of date, I DID NOT KNOW from day to day when I came to work if I would have a job or not.
1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
I CANNOT answer all the Why’s, & How Comes of ” All of the Things” that the Lord let’s us go through BUT I do know one thing it is ALWAYS for OUR BENEFIT to…
– Strengthen us SPIRITUALLY.
– Build us up MATURELY.
– Prove us TESTIMONALY.
Ephesians 6:10-16 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (11) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (13) Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH