Key verse Genesis 21:11
The paradox of finding Beauty from Pain using Rich’s own experiences as well as Paul’s.
We can be honest with God, even when we are upset or angry. There is great joy in knowing God is with us when we face troubles. When we ask God to take care of troubles we release them to Him.
Jesus did not come to make us more comfortable; He came to give us the gift of forgiveness of sins and eternal life. We need to know the Scriptures so that we can understand the purposes of God and so that we can resist the devil’s temptations. God will not abandon us in our time of testing, but He will be there with us, watching over us and at the right time He will provide comfort and help.
Rich Myers shares insights on how to go through trials and be blessed by them.
Turn to Jesus, and He will hear the cry of your heart and provide the very best answer. God keeps His own schedule, and so the answer may not always come as quickly as you would like. But when you seek Jesus and pray in His Name, the loving answer of God is certain.
If you believe Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you can say with confidence that He will rescue me from every evil attack.
In this world, we have trouble and sorrows. But Jesus, our Lord and God, will wipe away all of our tears.
Perseverance is very important to spiritual growth, but we do not learn it without suffering. We can give thanks in times of suffering, knowing that the Lord uses it to produce eternal rewards and blessings.
God loves us so much that He disciplines us to save us pain. Although He does not force us to obey, it is best to trust and obey Him. And if we do wander away, to turn back to Him and let go of things that are holding us.
We do not see Jesus with our eyes, but we have the testimony of the apostles and the testimony of millions of fellow believers. And, we have the written testimony of the Scriptures. The things in the Bible are written there so that we may believe in Jesus and receive eternal life in His Name.
We come to know Christ more through understanding God’s presence and work in and around us, and through us.
The apostles and disciples prayed only for God to be glorified and for spiritual fruit to come from the persecution. Let us follow their example and become more bold in our witness for Christ.
One year after the Tohoku disaster. In this world, we have trouble and sorrows. But Jesus weeps with us, and at just the right time, He will come again and restore all things.
We are given the command to share His love with people, and the promise from our Lord that He will be with us always. Let us obey Him.
In times of trials, we need not be discouraged by the temporary troubles of this world, but rather receive the encouragement of the Holy Spirit and encourage one another.
Jesus, our Savior, was a man of sorrows, a man who was familiar with suffering. Whatever you are going through in your life, whatever pain, or sorrow, or heartache you may be hurting from, know this: Jesus understands and He suffers with you.
喜びを得る: It has been said that happiness depends on what happens to you. But joy does not depend on what happens to you; instead, it depends on the condition of your heart and on your choice of attitude.
憂うつに打ち勝つ: The most powerful weapon against the discouragements of this fallen world is to simply focus on Jesus and on serving Him.
霊の戦い: In this world, there is trouble of every kind, suffering, sickness, and death. We are in the midst of a spiritual war for the hearts of men and women and the effects of that war are visible everywhere. But none of the things that happen are without meaning or purpose.