great but trashed
but our trials are not to be treated with comparison
but with compassion
Peter is not going to compare his trials with theirs...
Whether you have had it easier or harder that doesn't matter
If any believer is facing any trial
we are to love them like Christ
now there is a difference between a person that can relate with the issue
because they literally faced it
Those that relate have compassion. Because they have gone through the same thing.
Those that compare are dont know what they are going through
When your world has flipped upside down
you dont need
With our God He has an ability to do something special within us to where the times you cried in private God will bless in public.
when you ask for strength God gives difficulties to make you strong
you ask for wisdom god gives problems to solve
I ask for courage and god gave me dangers to over come
I ask for love and God gave me troubled people to help
my prayers were answered.
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
Satan tries to limit your praying because he knows your praying will limit him
when life is easy pray
when life is tough pray
when life i challenging pray
when life is confusing pray
when life is smooth pray
when life is a wreck pray
when life is awesome pray
well these trils defintely test out our faith
i had to make a decion am I going to hate God
am I going to run away fromGod because this happened?
so may we not focus on what happens to us
but what happens in us,
Hospitals are full of people having the best day of their life the worst day of their life the first day of their life and the last day of their life
thats why I think the church belongs their.
Like an olive press where they would make annoinitng oil to . There is no annoting without crushing.
what i love abut crying now is that
its a way for the eyes to speak when your mouth cant explain how broken your heart is
Im not a very fancy guy
I dont think I ever have placed a reservation for myself or my family.
but I have placed a reservation in Heaven
but our reservation to heaven. doesnt mean we wont face hard times...
Based on this section I give Peter a nickname:
His use of prepositions (11) shows how much God has done for us and how little we do:
your past doesnt disqualify you your past prepares you.
a few bad or tough chapters does not mean your story is over
When your heart is in pain, when your suffering
when you have been shaken....
hope is the greatest gift.
Remember the Devil is not afraid of people going to church
heis afraid of people looking like Christ
dont leave here without being more christ like.
If i never got sick i wouldnt know God is a healer
if never got attacked i would know God is a defender
If i never got afraid i would never know He is a protector
If never messed up i would never know God was a forgiver
If i never got uncomfortable Im would never know God is a comforter
so there is no way we can live and out give Jesus .
so Great news!
You’re going to die!
If your treasure on earth
then that doesnt sound good
but if your treasure is in Heaven
then its great news
Either death is taking you from your home or to your home
in many ways
you can use words.
but actions are far better.
you dont need to give reason to the problem
you dont need to answer the questions
you dont need to tell them what you would do.
Represent God’s love to them.
Cry with someone crying
hug that person
sit there in silence
just show Gods love to them
Showing someone God’s love
effects so much greater than words
actions really do speak louder then words.
and boy do they.....
One of the hardest parts of trials, and suffering is the why game
God Why is this happening
God why are you not stopping this.
You wish God would sit you down
and open up the scolls
that show His perfect plan
and you points to my life
and shows me why.
We dont get that.
Instead we get verses like:
8 And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”
like we talked about earlier
were not promised heaven on earth rn
we will face hard times and
God may or may not remove the trial.
but what we do know is...
Instead we get that God is good
that He is love
that He has a perfect plan
that He is with us...
and you have to either have faith and trust God
that is why here it says that in various trials our faith is tested by fire
you know with fire it either destroys or purifies.
When a big trial comes will your faith be purified or destroyed?
trust me I know exactly what this is like!
I have felt the fire!
and just when I was almost burned
Pain now … healing later
Suffering now … Blessing later
Poverty now… inheritance later.
because I am strong ? heck noo
because my strength comes from God
which just so happens to be the meaning of my son in Heaven, Heaven Hezekiahs names
With Nehemiah I saw God work a miracle
With Hezeziah I saw God allow him to die.
and because of God:
Suffering wont stay
Loss will become a gain
With God My pain has purpose 220..............
For some of you maybe it clicked that
its not going to be all bad, dead end, down hill.
The gates of Heaven are just on the other side.
and as you walk that painful path
Jesus is right besides you.
through the fire I have learned that pain is a microphone.
its creates an oppotunity to be used like never before
and you know what happens when people in the fire
realize that their greatest problem is solved, and have hope, and have chosen to trust and love God?
they start rejoicing
verse 8 says rejoice with inexpressible joy
verse 6 says greatly rejoice
You know God is there
when their is joy in the hospital room
when their is joy in the midst of suffering
when their is joy when to any outsider their shouldnt be
I have walked into a hospital room with a baby that had just had open heart surgery.
and had to be recicited back to life… and his life was still on the line
and that room was filled with the holy Spirit
and the parents filled with joy
and it blew the nurses and doctors away
20 My soul still remembers And sinks within me. 21 This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. 22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”
So when you face trials… because you will...
there is three things we were told to do:
What we do:
Have faith (v.5)
Love God (v.8)
Because God solved our greatest problem and saved us
because God gives us hope
because God will use our trials.
so I rejoice with you all
because of I have been called by God as verse 2 said
and so I have purpose and hope because of Jesus as verse 3 shows
God like with Shadrach Meshac and Adbendigo
Appeared with me in the fire...
Isaiah 43:2 (NKJV)
2 ....When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.
What a difference of the person I used to be.
some how being broken down in the hands of God has made me stronger
God takes the weak and make them stronger then ever before!
I have seen people run from God and do the opposite and because of their trials
hate, disrespect, and take credit from God.
God can use your trials in a way that one day
as verse 7 said we will praise honor, and give glory to God