Be Encouraged In The Face of Persecutions And Trials!
Hello Praize Family! I just wanted to encourage you in the Lord tonight. I'm not really sure what I am going to say, but I know that the Lord will lead. God is just sooooo good that I can't say enough about His goodness, faithfulness, and love! I have been dealing with alot of warfare from the enemy, and it wouldn't surprise me if the enemy is really coming against all of you as well. You know what Praize Family? Jesus is our STRENGTH!!!! Jesus said that if we followed Him, we would receive a hundredfold in this lifetime - WITH PERSECUTIONS! We can't forget that persecutions part. God knew it wouldn't be easy. God does not want us to suffer, be in pain, or struggle. However, because we live in a fallen world, sometimes it just can't be avoided. We must always believe in the goodness and faithfulness of God, no matter what we are going through.
Today I was reading a book, and the author was saying how it is the IRRITATIONS that produce a PEARL!! Amen, right?!! God is using all of these irritating persecutions, the hardships, the trials, to make us into the pearls that God has always intended us to be. No suffering, trial, or hardship is ever in vain, because the Lord promises to work all things for our good!! God says that because we love him, He will always work EVERYTHING we go through for our good. So try not to be discouraged, or get down in the dumps, when persecution comes. There is so much beauty in life, even though it is hard. Christ is your peace- nothing and no one else ever can be. Cling to Christ, and hope in Him, the King of Glory. Hope in your STRONGTOWER. Hope in your ROCK. When times are the worst, work your faith, and never forget that God is with you.
We have all been through so much pain and suffering. But God is our doctor. God is our lawyer. God is our Father, and our Mother, our Sister, and Our Brother. He is our everything. We are prepared and equipped for every battle, because Christ lives in us. He is the Head of all principality and power-we must never forget that. On Earth, it doesn't get any better than life in Christ. In fact, there is no life outside of Christ. Alot of people think that their lives consist of their houses, their friends, their mate, or their job. But we as believers are called to a greater hope, and a greater destiny. Our life is hidden in Christ. We are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. God just wants to be the focus of the believer's life. He wants us to rely on Him in our brokenness, and know and admit our constant need for Him. He wants us to seek Him with all our heart, and believe in and rely on His mercy, goodness, and faithfulness. We are called to a different life than those who are in the world. We must not bemoan this life, for it really is the best that we could have asked for. The Creator of the Universe is OUR GOD!!! He died for us on the cross, because He loved us that much. And He knows exactly what we need. Jesus is our exceeding great reward!
If you are going through some trials, don't give up, and trust God even more! Don't let satan get the victory! The enemy loves to send all kinds of lying spirits to get you feeling down and discouraged. Your God is greater than any lying demonic spirit. Your God is greater than the devil, and the devil has already been defeated! Resolve to trust God, even when you don't understand- even when it hurts. I know that God is with everyone of you, and if you just hold on, you will get the VICTORY! Be blessed, and always know the exceceding excellence of the HOPE we have been called to in Christ Jesus!!!!
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