Well I don't really know where that came from but it has made me think about some of the sermons we've heard in the past few weeks, from Philippians. Part of Philippians tells of how Paul was locked up, in chains and still he rejoiced in Christ!
Yes, I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. Philippians 2:19
I'm pretty sure I couldn't rejoice if I was locked up like that...
I read a blog post recently that was on this very topic. This self pitying questioning faith topic. You can find it here. It references a verse from Jeremiah.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
It basically says to me that God will use what you have been through to make you a better, stronger person, even if that sometimes means dealing with things you'd rather not deal with. I actually find comfort in that. Paul managed to rejoice in his difficulty. I can not, but I will move forward regardless and I will do it with Christ leading the way. (If you interested, read on & find out what he says in verses 12 & 13.)
Remember the old saying "Ask & ye shall receive". I wonder where that came from.
This song has been with me this week.
Bye for now, K