During the nearly two and a half years I have been at CB, I have learned that many Christians see things a bit differently in the area of trials. There are those who believe you will no longer face any trials after salvation and if you do, it is due to lack of faith. There are others who believe you will be tested as long as you are in this world and we are made stronger as we go through each trial... if we walk with Christ through them.
I must confess that after walking with Jesus for nearly 42 years, I have found the latter rather than the former to be true. I have faced hardships and troubles in this world but through it all, I have found that Jesus is greater than anything I have encountered. I have found that when I am weak, He is strong. I have found that His grace is sufficient. I have found that He is my deliverer and my healer. I have discovered that He is my defender... not because someone told me He was but because I have experienced it first hand.
Back when I first got cancer, I loved listening to the song I Praise You In The Storm by Casting Crowns. Oh, how it spoke to my reeling heart! As I was thinking about the events of this past month today, I came across this song again. I am reminded that I am NOT a victim of my circumstances rather I am an overcomer over them through Jesus Christ my Lord. Anyone can remain faithful when the path is easy and the sun shines. Anyone. The question is, will you still follow Jesus through the storm? I know what my answer is... what is yours?
Victim or Victor... It all lies in our faith and the choices we make.
K, it is a blessing to see the powerful testimony you have. It is obvious you are like Job said, "Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him". You have "been there, done that", and showed it.
If it is not too much trouble, could you get the song by Casting Crowns, "If we've ever needed You", to play sometimes, I tried, but failed:(
God Bless, Sis
Thank you for posting this. It's good to see something this positive about suffering.
With eternal life ahead, why should be complain about the quantity or quality of life we have here.
By the way, Jesus said that we will suffer (persecution) in this world.
But not to worry, for He has overcome this world.
Also, ..it is written that a servant is not more than his Master.
May we also find time to sleep in our storms, like Jesus did in the boat. May we also speak PEACE! to our storms, just like He did. And by the way, I love taking naps!