God and His glorious Light is always shining down upon us. His warmth and capacity to love us is beyond our understanding.“I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” 1 Corinthians 9:22 NKJV
Adversity is a benign enough word, but the true course of its meaning can be staggering to many. Most individuals will face trials and adversity at some point in their lives. And, the Christian whose roots are strong in the Lord will find it easier to cope than the ones without a belief system. God and His arms and His love, along with His all consuming fire will sustain and provide for what we need. In Jesus’ words,
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find;knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” Matthew 7:7 KJV
During adversity an individuals true light and character will be exposed. It is at that time when the rubber meets the road and true signs of the inner spirit will either emerge…or submerge. People can disappoint, but God never will.
Recently an issue came to the surface that allowed a snapshot of a person whom I trusted, and respected, to appear… and the snapshot was a gross distortion of what I firmly believed all along. It was truly an enlightening experience, and a sad one at that. Without going into details, suffice it to say…it was a great upheaval and a large disappointment. But, I’ve prayed for this individuals peace of mind, and for strength in the adversity that this person is facing at this time. I know I have to step back from this person, and it is with a heavy heart I do so, but there is no other recourse. Because even Jesus said, And whoeverwill not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet as a testimony against them.” Luke 9:5 NKJV
Although this individual disaapointed me,and let me down…and others may have done the same to all of you reading this post now. Be of good cheer, know that GOD WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN, and GOD WILL NEVER DISAPPOINT. For He is the same as He was from the beginning, and still sitting on the throne and in control. That in itself is reward for our souls and our very foundation of life.
We live in the great day when God is pouring out His Spirit on all believers in Christ, filling them and empowering them to serve Him in holiness and great joy. Have you asked the Lord to fill you today? Do so, and believe…because when adversity comes calling, you’ll be filled with His Light and peace to help you through.
And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved, For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance. As the Lord has said, Amoung the remnant whom the Lord calls.” Joel 2:32 NKJV
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 NKJV
And the Word became flesh and dwelt amoung us, and we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NKJV
C D Swanson is a published author. In addition to her books, she has contributed to various magazines world wide. She is an advocate for the elderly and is passionate about many things, but mainly about our Lord and Savior. www.cdswanson.com