I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Devotion: Not A Perfect Life

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. — II Timothy 3:12 KJV

Sometimes we have the idea, if we live for Christ, if we’re in His will, nothing bad will happen to us. When it does, we question ourselves, God, His promises and wonder where He is.

But believing being a Christian makes us immune to the realities of life is a lie. In fact, as the above verse states, the closer we are to God, the more problems we may have. Satan and his minions are real. We fight a spiritual battle. The more we follow Jesus, the harder evil forces will work to destroy us. (ie Job, family, etc.)

We should be honored, not surprised when the forces of hell fight us. We need to blame the right source for our problems–our bad choices and/or Satan and not dump blame on the One who loves us above life itself–Jesus What we must not do is fail to trust God, for in the darkness He is our only hope.

By Carolyn R Scheidies
From The God Connection



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