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Living Above Our Daily Hurdles Part I

Posted on Tue, Sep 21, 2010

First, realize that tribulation is part of life and God who loves you has allowed it for the purpose that you might instantly not be aware. You are His vessel that He can use at any time. In all trials, consider that there are life’s lessons to learn for which God has confided in your ability to teach others. In this world, we are born into adversities. Therefore, when you had been through bad times you would be well equipped to help others in similar situations

 I have reproduced this article "Living Above Our Daily Hurdles", believing that it will be helpful to you. It is a three part article. May you be blessed as you prayerfully read them.

 

 Life can sometimes be very hard, full of cares and all manner of unpredictability. For instance, consider the biblical Job. He was minding his business. Obviously, he was unaware of the conversation between God and the tempter. Then, suddenly, calamity struck. Little did he know that God has paved the way for his faith to be tried because the tempter was jealous of his devotion to God. By the time the trial was over, Job had lost every means of livelihood, his possessions including his children.

 

Recently, a colleague was walking her eight year old niece to school. At an intercession in the Bronx, a speeding car ran over this little girl, shattering her left leg from the knee down. With the decision to amputate the leg, sadly, this innocent girl will have to face life for as long as she lives without the comfort of having two legs.

 

 You, perhaps, know of many other instances of unexpected calamities - accidents, marital separations including divorces. Just think of the excruciating pain, sorrows, regrets, and anger along which these vices are associated. Jesus said:

 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

 

 Undoubtedly, tribulation is an unavoidable part of life. It certainly, will strike, sooner or later. Perhaps, you are faced with one or many as you are reading this article. How do you deal with them? I have three steps solution from the bible on how to handle tribulations. The bible says:

 

 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

 

 First, realize that tribulation is part of life and God who loves you has allowed it for the purpose that you might instantly not be aware. You are His vessel that He can use at any time. In all trials, consider that there are life’s lessons to learn for which God has confided in your ability to teach others. In this world, we are born into adversities. Therefore, when you had been through bad times you would be well equipped to help others in similar situations.

 

 “O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." - Isaiah 30:19-21

Remain blessed and look forward to reading the second and third part of this article. For prayer and spiritual help you may wish to call our office. 

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