|My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.|
The reason we can have joy in the trials and opposition in this life, is that we know the Lord Jesus Christ promises us He will deliver you out of them all! Psalm 34:19 states, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.” The Lord Jesus Christ is waiting for you to call out to Him when you are in trouble. He will not interfere in your life unless you allow Him to! Personal pride in your abilities, intellect and self importance tells the Lord I do not need your help. I can do it myself with out you. Proverbs 16:18 teaches, “Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.”
When you have a life filled with prayer and fellowship, praise continually with the Lord. You become one with Him and He will watch over you. With out a close personal relationship with Him, He will not be a part of your life. Psalm 34:15 says, “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.” Many Christians turn their back on the Lord Jesus Christ by being to busy or self absorbed in them selves. Many Christians think they are spiritual giants and they have the power to make things happen with out God Almighty.
The more time you spend in prayer, you will see through the heart and mind of the Lord Jesus Christ and you will hear His voice!
|The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.|
|But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me! So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength).|
|(2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Amplified Bible)|