Hurt feelings. Ruined relationships. Unforgiveness. Abuse.
Living in this world is not that easy. Some say that you don’t have enough faith in God or you wouldn’t be going through this. As I read through the Bible, I don’t see where we are promised a life that is trouble and hurt free. In fact in John 16:33 ESV, Jesus made it clear that we are not promised a life that is smooth sailing.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
How do we get through this world with all its hurts and problems?
In Psalm 119:88a NIV, David made a declaration, “In your unfailing love preserve my life,” When we depend on God’s love in our times of trials we will be able to keep our head above the water.
Like any parent, He has laid out They are the don’t touch the hot stove or you will get burned type of precepts. By following them when others come at you trying to stir up strife, you know His ways, have followed them and are able to hold your head up because of following His love and directions for your life.
It is by being in the Word of God, we can avoid the traps some people will try to get us to stumble into. Those snares do not follow what the Bible says. That is why it is important to memorize the Bible so we can tell when someone is trying to trap us in something that is not found in the Bible. We will recognize that it is not true to God’s Word.
The best thing about God’s Love is that He loves us no matter how messed up we are. The best thing to remember about God’s Love is no matter what is going on in this world Jesus has overcome this world.