It’s not easy…

The scripture below is an excerpt from a letter that was written by the apostle Paul to the church in Philippi. He talks about being content in the midst of bad situations. In fact, a lot of the letters he wrote were written from a jail cell. My friends, let us consider what was transpiring. From within an extremely negative environment, was being produced some of the most positive and significant writings known to mankind. This is an excellent example of good in a bad situation. 


“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” Philippians 4:12 

It’s not easy to find the good in a bad situation.What we must remember is, that things could always be worse. It’s in those moments of adversity, that we find out how closely we walk with and rely on God. 

Sometimes God will allow these situations to occur to point us back to Him, or even show us a life lesson we would have ordinarily missed. These are the times when we must trust God. The feeling of not having enough or even panic may come, but we must remember that those are just emotions. We should not be led by our emotions, but allow our faith to steer us.

Trouble will come and problems will arise, but we must always remember to rely on our God. He loves us and is with us. He promised that He would never leave us even in the midst of trouble. No matter how bad it gets, there is a rainbow in the midst of it. My friends, be encouraged today and know that things will get better. Remember your footsteps are being ordered by the Lord. 


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About 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! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God!
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7 Responses to It’s not easy…

  1. Reblogged this on Pastor Regina Sanders and commented:
    If you are looking for encouragement in some dark times, I invite you to read the blog below. The words in this post work to show us that some of the most profound Scripture was written during dark and trying times. May the LORD bless you!

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  2. Thank you dear fried,

    As you know well, God gives ALL of us needs, so that they can be lights for our path in finding HIM

    What an Awesome God we have.

    Blessings

    Patrick

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  3. Trina Ewing says:

    Please prosy please please pray for me I have no driver’s license no insurance I’m 55 years old I’m disabled Its me and my 3 Furbabies dogs are fixing to travel soon as my car is fixed. Trying to get to a safe destination I’ve got tickets and stuff I need to pay because I’ve been living in my car and on a fixed income it’s hard to do so I came to Alabama to help sit with an older man who has Alzheimer’s disease disease whom I love old people ended up being nice job a pervert they wrecked my car the tile shop this week I’ve been to Hell really hell God is kept me sane I don’t know why I’m going through all this but I have a safe place to go to finally I finally I think of maybe a place to call home so long ways from here Austin Texas I’m praying for Mercy travels I’m praying for safety for me and my little dogs and for my car to be ok in the name of Jesus I need help I need a miracle have no money I have no nothing my SSI check will not get me there please help me in the name of Jesus please pray for me God thank you for Mercy you think you for Grace thank you for loving me when I couldn’t love myself but please send your guardian angels please send your angels of protection father God thank you for favoring the mighty name of Jesus Lord God thank you for this woman who put this before me today so I can ask for prayer bless her and everything she says does and thinks and feels in the mighty name of Jesus thank you thank you

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  4. This is beautiful! I see that book forming! I love you! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  5. Pingback: It’s not easy… — A Safe Harbor is Jesus – Pastor Regina Sanders

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