Asaph, the author of Psalm 73, started his psalm by talking about the purity of a person's heart and the goodness of God. Then he says, "But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped."
He thought when he got right with God, that he wouldn't have any more problems or troubles. Then the truth hit home with Asaph; "Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning."
Asaph thought to himself, "Here I have got right with God and I'm still having problems!" Do you know what Asaph's problem was? He had a false expectation that the Bible does not give to any of us.
As Christians we do not receive preferential treatment, from those that are not Believers in Christ Jesus. What we do have is a God who will walk with us through the trials, anxieties and afflictions we will face.
WHERE IS GOD
Some of us have lost our marriages, a beloved family member, or we have a serious illness that keeps us in daily, unbearable pain, a family member has been in a serious accident and is barely hanging onto life.
Who of us has had a situation so dire that we did not ask, "Where are you God? Do you see the burden I'm carrying??"
HOW MANY ASK... IS GOD ENOUGH
IF... I'm saying, IF in the midst of your burdens and sufferings you can say, "My God is enough," let me tell you just one thing you've done: you have shut the mouth of the enemy, Satan himself!"
Satan would say to you, "Well, he only serves you because of those good things you have done for him. You bought him off with your blessings!"
WHAT GOD SAYS
Let me tell you what God is saying, "No, Satan! My children love me for who I AM, not because of the blessings I've given to them.
And do you know why that is the ABSOLUTE TRUTH?? Because the presence of God IS enough... even in the midst of our trials!
God's Word says: "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."
WHY JESUS SPOKE THESE WORDS
Jesus told us this so that we might have "peace of heart and mind." We are going to have many trials and hardships here on earth, but Jesus has over come this world.
So do we believe these things "beyond a shadow of a doubt?" We can because Jesus spoke these words that we might TRUST him, that we might have UNSHAKABLE ASSURANCE and be deeply at peace, because no matter what is happening in us, to us or around us... Jesus is with us and he has overcome this world and he has overcome our adversities!!
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