Jesus had just passed by a man who was born blind. The disciples saw this man and they figured that someone had sinned and that this man’s blindness was a result of sin. In their minds, they could not see how a loving God could cause a man to suffer so much if he had not done something to deserve this punishment.
“It is not because of his sins or his parents sins. Jesus Answered. This happen so the power of God could be seen in him.” ~John 9:3
Jesus ended up healing this man, but the more important lesson in this passage was that God allows bad things to happen to good people. God knew that one day this man would be seen by Jesus and that when Jesus healed this man, the testimony of what God had done for this man would spread around the world as a testimony that Christ was the Son of God. It is hard for us to fully comprehend that God allows bad things to happen to good people. Nonetheless, God has promised us that all things work together for good for those who love HIM and are called according to HIS purposes. This passage is just another example how God is looking out for every detail in our lives. We can be bitter at God or we can learn to praise HIM for the difficult things that happen to us.
What is the one thing you would change in your life if God allowed you to change it? If you were to talk with this blind man, he would have told you that he would have changed the fact that he was blind. However, this man who was born blind who was healed by Jesus is still being talked about almost 2,000 years later. How many people would die to be recognized by the world for just a few minutes? This man allowed God to take the thing that he would rather not deal with and turn it into something good. Because this man allowed God to have HIS way with his life, this man is remembered to this day.
The next time you would like to change something in your life, stop and pull out a piece of paper. Write down different ways that God can take this irritation in your life and use it for HIS glory. After you have found some different ways that God can use this irritation for HIS glory, you should be able to praise HIM for allowing this irritation to be in your life.
Stop thinking that you have to be in charge of everything. Instead, learn to focus upon God and allow HIM to have HIS perfect way in your life in HIS perfect timing.
Jesus is a safe harbor
I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him.
If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32.
He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips.
I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS!
I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE!
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