Sunday 4.29.12

Why is it that we are so close to Lord in our trials and then when things get better we allow ourselves to get farther away from Him?  Do you think that people that have never had anything go wrong in their life, appreciate the good. Sometimes we don’t know how to appreciate a good day until we have a bad one. If everything was smooth sailing all the time, we would probably get too sure of ourselves. If you have had a lot of trials in your life, the bible tells us to rejoice.  In Isaiah 48:10,  See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.  Our afflictions draw the impurities out and cause us to be totally dependent on the Lord.

“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”
Romans 5:3-5

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