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When The Road That You're On Seems Sooo Long.

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Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised.") We look for a promise.

1Peter 5:7 "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." This is the promise.

O my friends. Many of us are in what appears a hopeless situation with no end insight. Take courage my friend, who ever the Holy Spirit thru me is addressing, Jesus is the answer. Lets consider the what God wants for you today.

Suffering as a Christian
1Peter 4:12 "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy."


O my suffering friends. I believe that Jesus, thru me, wants to send a message of hope to all who are suffering various trials and trouble that crush your being without mercy, it seems.
Sometimes things can get so difficult that even the most serious believers look heavenward with serious questions about whether or not God is involved in their affairs anymore. Even Jesus Himself cried out on the cross, “My God, why have you forsaken me?”

Sometimes it seems like God is so engaged with others that He has not recognized my pain and discouragement that I've been hurting for so long. I have suffered from various physical trials starting at Bible College in 1975 up to today. It does seem cruel at times, that I have had to suffer for sooo long, but I don't know just what my Lord has in mind, I just know it has to be good.

There are times when strong believers in Christ Jesus even question whether they are a child of God. Why would He (Elohim) even allow such pain in their lives....to this I'd like to present some hope today.

My friend's, all of us, when things go rather smooth in our Christian lives, we take for granted living in the blessings that are ours in being a child of God. Wouldn't it be wonderful if those times would last until we go home to be with Jesus.

I have studied, of late, the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Passion? what a strange word. It means, vengeance thru suffering. O my friends, I weep when I read about the beating and the cross suffering of Jesus our Redeemer.

We are not asked by our Abba Father to die for the sins of even one person. Jesus died to make it possible for the whole world to become children of God. It is God's will for us to occasionally go thru times of suffering in our flesh to remind us of the price that was paid by the Son of God as He represented us as the Son of man.

When all hell breaks loose around us, the enemy of our souls is after us to abandon this God that is supposed to love and care for us. Don't give that a second thought!! Remember what Peter said....1Peter 5:7 "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." Go ahead, cast or hurl that trouble that you're facing right now & trust Jesus to get you thru it, AND HE WILL!! Just give Him time....Someone has said that, "The truth is that the difficulty you are facing is a spiritual refining process."

Be blessed my friends, don't give up, and trust, trust & trust. TRUST is the greatest gift that a born again Believer in Christ Jesus can give back to Jesus for saving your soul from the Lake Of Fire!!
 
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Thanks Brother. I surely needed those words you have shared with us all today.
With the Love of Christ Jesus.
YBIC
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Probably all of us in times and places have walked a very long and painful road toward God, although some have undoubtedly suffered longer and worse than others.

In spite of all of these problems of ours consider the road that Jesus walked. Without considering who He really was before he was born to Mary Jesus during those 33½ years was definitely a man who was tempted in every point as we. Likely He suffered more because He also knew and felt the pain that men were causing and would continue to cause in spite of the sacrifice that Jesus himself was to make.

He did make the sacrifice. He did lay down his life for you and for me. His flesh was like my flesh and like your flesh. Do we really believe He wanted to suffer such pain and anguish?

Jesus wept not just because of Lazarus but because of all of those He saw suffering needlessly. Jesus, the man, did not want to suffer excruciating pain that would cause his physical death. He asked the Father to remove that cup from him.

But everything that God does has purpose, GOOD purpose. Along with Jesus we must, yes we must, say, "nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt."

When the pain hits us, it may become more than we can bear, so we must, yes we must, lean on Him. If we really do lean on Him, we will be able to endure whatever it is that we must, just as He did.
 
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I am going through something minor, but it is a trial. Tuesday morning I woke up with my left ear feeling like it needed to pop, and with me not being able to hear out of my left ear. It has not gone away. I still cannot hear anything out of my left ear. It is weird, for if I plug up my right ear, it is total silence like I have never before experienced. My doctor doesn't seem to have any available appointments, so I will call in the morning and see if another doctor can see me. Interesting thing is that Tuesday during the day the name Meniere's disease popped into my head. The Lord does that sometimes, so I intended to look it up, but forgot. Tonight my husband told me I should google my symptoms, and Meniere's disease was one of the first things that came up. I have had a lot of what it describes, over the years, and I already had partial hearing loss in the left ear from when I had a vertigo spell several years ago. If this was the Lord speaking to me, and this is what I have, this could be permanent hearing loss. Yet, I know God has allowed this in my life for a purpose, so I pray that I will learn what he wants to teach me through it, and that he will use it for his glory. I also pray for his healing mercies.

So, thanks, Chopper, for sharing this tonight. I appreciate your thoughts. Sue
 
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@Chopper
Probably all of us in times and places have walked a very long and painful road toward God, although some have undoubtedly suffered longer and worse than others.

In spite of all of these problems of ours consider the road that Jesus walked. Without considering who He really was before he was born to Mary Jesus during those 33½ years was definitely a man who was tempted in every point as we. Likely He suffered more because He also knew and felt the pain that men were causing and would continue to cause in spite of the sacrifice that Jesus himself was to make.

He did make the sacrifice. He did lay down his life for you and for me. His flesh was like my flesh and like your flesh. Do we really believe He wanted to suffer such pain and anguish?

Jesus wept not just because of Lazarus but because of all of those He saw suffering needlessly. Jesus, the man, did not want to suffer excruciating pain that would cause his physical death. He asked the Father to remove that cup from him.

But everything that God does has purpose, GOOD purpose. Along with Jesus we must, yes we must, say, "nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt."

When the pain hits us, it may become more than we can bear, so we must, yes we must, lean on Him. If we really do lean on Him, we will be able to endure whatever it is that we must, just as He did.
Amen! Thanks for sharing this @amadeus2
 
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The Apostle Paul was not immune to such hardships as he states here.

2Co 1:8 For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself.
2Co 1:9 Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.
2Co 1:10 He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.
 
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The Apostle Paul was not immune to such hardships as he states here.

2Co 1:8 For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself.
2Co 1:9 Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.
2Co 1:10 He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.
Amen! Yes, this is to make us rely not on ourselves, but on God. Amen!
 
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I am going through something minor, but it is a trial. Tuesday morning I woke up with my left ear feeling like it needed to pop, and with me not being able to hear out of my left ear. It has not gone away. I still cannot hear anything out of my left ear. It is weird, for if I plug up my right ear, it is total silence like I have never before experienced. My doctor doesn't seem to have any available appointments, so I will call in the morning and see if another doctor can see me. Interesting thing is that Tuesday during the day the name Meniere's disease popped into my head. The Lord does that sometimes, so I intended to look it up, but forgot. Tonight my husband told me I should google my symptoms, and Meniere's disease was one of the first things that came up. I have had a lot of what it describes, over the years, and I already had partial hearing loss in the left ear from when I had a vertigo spell several years ago. If this was the Lord speaking to me, and this is what I have, this could be permanent hearing loss. Yet, I know God has allowed this in my life for a purpose, so I pray that I will learn what he wants to teach me through it, and that he will use it for his glory. I also pray for his healing mercies.

So, thanks, Chopper, for sharing this tonight. I appreciate your thoughts. Sue
Praying for you sister!
 
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I am going through something minor, but it is a trial. Tuesday morning I woke up with my left ear feeling like it needed to pop, and with me not being able to hear out of my left ear. It has not gone away. I still cannot hear anything out of my left ear. It is weird, for if I plug up my right ear, it is total silence like I have never before experienced. My doctor doesn't seem to have any available appointments, so I will call in the morning and see if another doctor can see me. Interesting thing is that Tuesday during the day the name Meniere's disease popped into my head. The Lord does that sometimes, so I intended to look it up, but forgot. Tonight my husband told me I should google my symptoms, and Meniere's disease was one of the first things that came up. I have had a lot of what it describes, over the years, and I already had partial hearing loss in the left ear from when I had a vertigo spell several years ago. If this was the Lord speaking to me, and this is what I have, this could be permanent hearing loss. Yet, I know God has allowed this in my life for a purpose, so I pray that I will learn what he wants to teach me through it, and that he will use it for his glory. I also pray for his healing mercies.

So, thanks, Chopper, for sharing this tonight. I appreciate your thoughts. Sue
So, i saw The doc this morning. Both ears were blocked with ear wax. My husband and I tried to clear wax out of the ear where I was deaf, but to no avail. It turns out that the left ear has a ridge in it that the right ear does not have, so the wax was lodged in there, and the nurses took at least 20 min on just the left ear. But when they finished, I could hear again. Praise Jesus. But, now I have some idea of what it is like to be deaf. Thank you for the prayers. :smile:
 
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So, i saw The doc this morning. Both ears were blocked with ear wax. My husband and I tried to clear wax out of the ear where I was deaf, but to no avail. It turns out that the left ear has a ridge in it that the right ear does not have, so the wax was lodged in there, and the nurses took at least 20 min on just the left ear. But when they finished, I could hear again. Praise Jesus. But, now I have some idea of what it is like to be deaf. Thank you for the prayers. :smile:
Give God the glory! Praise His name!
 
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I am going through something minor, but it is a trial. Tuesday morning I woke up with my left ear feeling like it needed to pop, and with me not being able to hear out of my left ear. It has not gone away. I still cannot hear anything out of my left ear. It is weird, for if I plug up my right ear, it is total silence like I have never before experienced. My doctor doesn't seem to have any available appointments, so I will call in the morning and see if another doctor can see me. Interesting thing is that Tuesday during the day the name Meniere's disease popped into my head. The Lord does that sometimes, so I intended to look it up, but forgot. Tonight my husband told me I should google my symptoms, and Meniere's disease was one of the first things that came up. I have had a lot of what it describes, over the years, and I already had partial hearing loss in the left ear from when I had a vertigo spell several years ago. If this was the Lord speaking to me, and this is what I have, this could be permanent hearing loss. Yet, I know God has allowed this in my life for a purpose, so I pray that I will learn what he wants to teach me through it, and that he will use it for his glory. I also pray for his healing mercies.

So, thanks, Chopper, for sharing this tonight. I appreciate your thoughts. Sue
I don't think he wants to teach you anything with it.

Think about Job, did God teach / want to teach job something when he endured all his sufferings?

Our life on earth is twofold. 1. To grow closer to Him. 2. To be a shining light for Jesus.

Suffering in the flesh helps achieve both. On pt 1. think about how God will always know Job as the person who endured X, Y and Z and yet remained faithful. God will entrust Job with much in heaven!!!!!!! On pt 2. think about how people who see you in suffering and still praising Jesus are touched. Consider how all said Job must just curse God. Any person with an affliction and still serving God is an insanely powerful witness for the Lord. It shows that there is more then just what the eyes can see going on.
 
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I don't think he wants to teach you anything with it.

Think about Job, did God teach / want to teach job something when he endured all his sufferings?

Our life on earth is twofold. 1. To grow closer to Him. 2. To be a shining light for Jesus.

Suffering in the flesh helps achieve both. On pt 1. think about how God will always know Job as the person who endured X, Y and Z and yet remained faithful. God will entrust Job with much in heaven!!!!!!! On pt 2. think about how people who see you in suffering and still praising Jesus are touched. Consider how all said Job must just curse God. Any person with an affliction and still serving God is an insanely powerful witness for the Lord. It shows that there is more then just what the eyes can see going on.
I agree with all that you said, except for the part about God not wanting to teach me through it. Jesus learned obedience through what he suffered. Job learned that he had a problem with pride that he had to repent of. Suffering teaches us many things about ourselves, that when corrected, draws us closer to God. God disciplines us that we might share in his holiness and that we might learn to rely on him and not on ourselves, among other things. This is one of the ways in which we grow closer to him.
 
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Suffering or better called long-suffering, is another name for patience.

After winter comes spring. If you live in a temperate zone you know what it means to live through a cold winter..but it makes you more hardy. And you know what the plants that are hardy are often the ones with the sweetest fruit or the daintiest flowers.

When you transplant them into warmer climes with no winter they dont so well. They might produce fruit but it wont taste as sweet. . Even to get juice or wine we must trample on some grapes...

I think everyone learns their hardest lessons through suffering. To praise God through it is a powerful witness.
 
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So, i saw The doc this morning. Both ears were blocked with ear wax. My husband and I tried to clear wax out of the ear where I was deaf, but to no avail. It turns out that the left ear has a ridge in it that the right ear does not have, so the wax was lodged in there, and the nurses took at least 20 min on just the left ear. But when they finished, I could hear again. Praise Jesus. But, now I have some idea of what it is like to be deaf. Thank you for the prayers. :smile:
My dear departed mother had the same problem. When she finally came to be under my care, we took her to an ENT Doctor, because it seemed that she was having difficulty hearing us except when we shouted. Real Loud! I was there with her when they pulled ear wax that was at least 1 to 2 inches in length from each ear! The look on her face was amazing to behold. At the age of 90, it appeared she had entered into a new world with her ability to hear having returned!

I praised His name then as I praise His name now for you Dear Sister Sue for the return of your hearing! Alleluia!
Praise His Holy Name!

With the Love of Christ Jesus.
YBIC
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