Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Cloud Free Days . . . Possible?

Is there a possibility of a cloud free days? Isn’t it normal to experience both downstream and upstream  everyday? Isn’t it part of our life’s survival to feel pain, emotional bruise, Struggle, Wants and needs not being met, disappointment and other painful experiences in life? Well, with whatever connection people would tie up to the situation . . . I firmly believe that God has a special purpose why He allow us to pass through every situation and experience we are encountering in life.

Life have tempests and will continue to have them. There is no way to run off entirely the tempests, adversities, and trials of life.  It’s part of the human condition. There is no way to have any guarantee that life from this moment on will never be filled with storms. But there are plenty of promises that God has given to us from His Word that He will be with us no matter what may come our way. We do  everything humanly  possible to avoid these storms and attempt to protect our loved ones from their blizzard, unsuccessfully. The promises are not that we will have a storm-free-life, but that in every downstream which come our way, He will be there to comfort, guide, and protect us. The promises are for good days and bad days,  and every kind in between. He hasn’t promised cloud free days, but He has promised strength. Whatever the situation or test, He has promised to be there with us. And the bottom line is that there is no positive security  in this life but there is a positive promise of strength from God for each day!

There is not  a whole lot to be added to this reality  . . . it says it all. Would it be fair  to say that sometimes life is wasted  on the thought of trying to settle a problem the way we consider best but not the way God wants it to happen?  We get smart too late . . . only when we are caught between conflicting situation. We wake up to the lessons of life after the lesson has been experienced .  Too often, it’s painful. Greed is one of those passions which must be conquered early on, or it will haunt you the rest of your life. After all, how much of this world’s story can you take  with you when you die? Remember that there  are no more chances of getting on time to your destiny when you reach the blind alley. 

 There is always a dead end . . . and when we reach the point, we are trapped! As we see around, there is no way out to exit!  What we are going to do is to look up to God. No matter how evil we do, if we sincerely give up everything to God, repent and ask forgiveness, He is faithful to forgive us of our sins . . . “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

Pains, trials, disappointments, problems and other hindrances are part of life while still on earth. Why? Because these are the basis of God to test us and for Him to manifest His love, favor, strength, and His grace. As we start giving up our life to Him and serve Him . . . It is also the time for us to get ready because God will try our faith and purge us of everything about us so He may replace it with His strength and loving kindness. The more we experience such dilemma and testing in our lives, the more His favor and His grace can be manifested in our daily survival! And that’s when God is changing us from glory to glory in Christ Jesus! 

As human beings, we are all imperfect! But God is changing us from glory to glory as adhere to Him day after day. . . “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Cor. 3:18).

We are not promised a cloud free days . . . but we are promised strength day after day! In fact, God’s grace alone can let us stand amidst anything beyond our strength and our capability to tackle them. God is always good . . . Yeah! all the time!

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