Chosen by God!
We must be balanced in applying God’s Word to our lives, not reading more into it or taking anything away from it. God’s Word gives us clear direction in life, all we have to do is make it a priority.
To believe that the bad things that happen to us are the result of displeasing God is incorrect. He is a loving Father. While some bad things that happen may be the result of the choices we make, others are the result of living in a sin fallen world. Being saved does not mean we will never experience bad things. In fact being saved means we’re equipped to handle the bad things because we don’t go through them alone. The Word tells us clearly we’re going to have trials and troubles in this world while reminding us that Jesus overcame it all for us.
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” (John 16:33 AMPC)
It's knowing that we will go through storms and trusting that God has already given us the victory that will enable us to remain confident, certain and undaunted. God's got this! Be like Jesus so confident in the storm that he slept through it. The disciples had to wake Him up to tell Him it was storming!
“But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (I Corinthians 15:57 AMPC)
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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