FORWARD STEPS 6

Let’s recognize him as the LORD. Let’s keep trying to really know Him. Hosea 6:3

We may suffer from becoming a Christian and living our lives according to God’s Word. In explaining the parable of ‘The sower and the seed.’ Jesus indicated that some who receive ‘the Message’ and accept God’s word of salvation will not go on to spiritual maturity because tribulation and persecution will prove unbearable. They have no roots. So they last only a short time. They quickly fall away from the faith when trouble or suffering comes because of the message. Matthew 13:21

We may suffer in any number of different ways, sooner or later we may encounter a rejection of a former acquaintance, we may be treated in an unkind or hurtful manner. We may hear some uncomplimentary remarks or someone mocks us when it is going to hurt us most. We may not be free of physical danger; immune from the harm of accident because we have accepted Jesus as our One True Higher Power.

The Good News is we can count on the Holy Spirit’s Divine Presence with us in every situation we encounter pain, suffering or temptation. He is our asset and our advantage. He will bring us through whatever we encounter in life unscathed as we accept God’s Way of living.

We are to identify with Jesus, endure the hard times. “My grace is sufficient” is God’s answer to any feelings of dismay that might cause us to feel unable to cope with what lies ahead. Trusting Him and resting in His will we are assured He will never fail us, whatever happens. 1 Peter 4:10 God’s gifts of grace come in many forms. Each of you has received a gift in order to serve others. You should use it faithfully.

#Faith #Trust #Receive

PRAYER
Lord let me be encouraged by every word of Scripture that assures me I can overcome fear, resist temptation and enjoy victory.