Monday, June 13, 2005

Comfort for the Faint-hearted

We are having gospel meetings in the church this week. This means we have a guest preacher who gives a series of sermons in the hope of spreading the gospel to new people.
I find these meetings difficult as often uncomfortable aspects from the Bible are revealed as well. The one last night was about suffering pain. The preacher, Phil, said we should have the expectation that problems will occur and be ready for them when they do.
I sat anxiously squirming in my pew and I still am squirming as I think of the possibilities of pain in my life even though that it is not the point.
The point is I need to develop the faith that will be able to endure all things and continue to say in my heart "God is good" throughout any trial.
This growth is something I can work on today as I am reminded of Jesus' words, "So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
There is enough trials in each day to prepare for the next.


k8 said...

matthew chapter 6... my favorite

cuz said...

Without the pain, we couldn't fully appreciate the eternal pleasure of heaven.

Jennia said...

Yeah..and, if I would have grown smoothly, maybe I could not have touched and explored the deep of the spirit.

Carol said...

Thanks Cuz for pointing out that the hope of heaven outweighs all suffering here
and Jennia for reminding me that pain instigates spiritual growth.

trisha said...

The fear will never go away as long as I continue to grow.