Trials and Tribulations

Sometimes life can be so brutal. People that you love can, will, and do betray you. You keep doing your best and yet it seems like you are just stuck. Unexplainable things happen for no apparent reason. Sometimes the fiery darts of the enemies seem to be coming at you so fast. These are the dark seasons of life.  The dark season doesn’t discriminate. All people experience times of utter despair. Some times life can get so hard, it feels like my soul is being massacred. It is in these moments, that we must remember that we are not without a hope, that we are not in this crisis by ourselves. Its important to have a relationship with Jesus. Its vital that you remember that yes Jesus said that He came so that we would have life and have it more abundantly. But He also said that in this life you will suffer, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world. Church folks sometimes suffer from selective amnesia, they forget that longsuffering is a fruit of the spirit.  We love to here preaching about God is going to bless you, you are the seed of Abraham. All of that is wonderful and beautiful. However, we seem to forget that being a follower of Christ comes with a price, just like Jesus had to carry a cross, so do we.

When I am going thru the dark seasons of life, I find it helpful to constantly remind myself and the enemy about who I am.

I am God’s child. I am powerful and resilient.  I never give up, I never quit. I know who I am, and I know whose I am.  I am an amazing person.  I am great because I was created by Greatness.  I am a divine original.

So whether you love me or hate me, congratulate me or deny me, if I lose all I have and lose all I am, if you catch me in a moment of weakness, or see me in the deep dark abyss of depression, never make the mistake of counting me out. I will always rise again, I will always win. You can take everything I own, all the people I love, break my heart, abuse my emotions, manipulate my mind, or even kill my flesh, and I still will win, because the cards are forever in my favor, because I am God’s child. You can only do to me what my Father allows. Say what you want about me, but I will always be the Apple of my Father’s eyes, because when He sees me I am counted as righteous.  I do not claim myself to be righteous or with out sin, because we have all sin and come short.  However,  my acceptance of the gift God, manifested in the life, crucifixion, and resurrection of the only begotten son, Jesus The Christ, makes me righteous in the sight of God.  He died in my sin and now I live in His salvation. Washed in His Blood freed me from the god of this world and any power that he thought he had over me.