Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Romans 8:32

Romans 8:32 - He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all - how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?

        It is hard for me to understand people that think God wants us to suffer through life. They think God would inflict pain and suffering on us to teach us something. That is not the God I know. I know a God that Loves us beyond measure and, as this verse reminds us, did not even spare His own Son.
       God wanted to live in fellowship with you so bad that He gave up His Son Jesus so that our relationship with Him could be restored. Now, with that in mind, who are we to think that God does not want us to live blessed lives?
       Don’t take this the wrong way, I’m not saying that your life will be problem free. In fact I can guarantee that you will face trouble and hardship. There will be times when life is not great and bad things will happen. You must understand, though, that God is not the one doing it to you.
       Most of the time the bad comes because we are reaping the consequences of our own actions, and then other times it is just because we live in a fallen world, but it is not God. God will use our hardship to teach us, but He is not the one causing it.
       Think about your own children if you have them. Would you make them sick to teach them a lesson? Would you break their leg to train them? No, that would not be Love. Love teaches through hardship, but ultimately desires to teach to avoid hardship.
       “If you then know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him.”(Matthew 7:11) So how do you think that you know better about raising children than God? The Love you have for your children comes from God. His desire is to see you succeed and be blessed, just as you desire the same for your children.

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