Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Just can't get it right

How many times when things have gotten hard do you thing.  I have done something wrong God must be punishing me.  Or when things seem easy and smooth.  Do you think, 'I am just living right'.  God is pleased with me.  Then it seems we just can't get it right no matter how hard we try.

Actually one has nothing to do with the other.  Walk down the lane of the saints and disciples before us.  Paul was imprisoned, Peter was crucified upside down.  Joseph was a slave.  Joan of Arch was burned.  Many saints were beheaded.  The list goes on and on.

These things happen, we are told.  That we might glorify God through our suffering.  Also that we would become more like Jesus.  We see Gods faithfulness and mercy and grace in hard times.  Like no other time.

So if you are suffering.  Do like Paul.  You have a Savior who got it right for you. Count it all joy!