2008-02-06 / Religion

God's work ministry

by Godswork100

Dear Friend,

When problems come our way, we should always have the proper perspective and realize that there is a season for everything, and sooner than later the problems will be resolved and joy will be restored. It should not be thought of as an odd thing to have troubles because the Bible says man is of few days and many troubles, but we should also remember that God supplies the answers and even in the midst of the problems, He will give us His perfect peace (Job 14:1) (Isaiah 26:3-4) (Romans 8:28) (Psalm 106:1-5).

Never think about giving up simply because you are going through hard times. Take comfort in the fact that God is with you because you trust in Him and He will make a way even though it seems impossible. Continue on the journey that He has you on, and you will see in the end how God worked all things together for your good. He is ever merciful and loving and wishes for you to stand upon His solid ground. Trust Him with your life.

I hope this message encourages your heart to see that life when looked at in hindsight is much more beautiful and precious than it may have seemed when we were on the journey through it.

LESSONS ON LIFE

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer and the youngest son in the fall.

When they had all gone and came back, he called them together to describe what they had seen. The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise.

The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful; it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.

The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right because they had each seen but only one season in the tree's life.

He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.

If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer and the fulfillment of your fall.

Don't let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.

Don't judge life by one difficultseason. Endure. Stay steadfast. Continue on to the end and fulfillthe plans God has for your life.

Author Unknown

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

1 Corinthians 1:26-28 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are.

Psalm 28:6-8 Blessed be the Lord, because He hath heard the voice of my supplications. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore, my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him. The Lord is their strength, and He is the saving strength of His anointed.

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