Saturday, October 06, 2012
II Corinthians 4: 17- For our light affliction, which is but for a moment worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;. When 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.
Yes I have had some suffering today. I am optimistic in my LORD! I know this is a light affliction that will be healed soon. It is a source of strengthening of my soul and spirit. It pulls me close to my GOD! I have felt the joy of the LORD even on bad days. Even when there were tears. These are temporary things the pain and tears. But the joy I have in my heart from the comforting of the HOLY SPIRIT and the Word of my LORD overcomes this things. Everyday gets better and better. I know the devil will attack me. I have the power of the LORD. I have the eternal to cling to. I have the love of CHRIST.
I have had many things happen to me. Especially, health problems. Year before when all of it started, I was sad, lonely, angry, and felt sorry for myself. Through many years of suffering and learning to cling to GOD, I found blessings and miracles He brought me to. Through everything past, present, and future, I know my GOD is refining me. Taking out the dross and refining the silver. He has brought me a long way in my Christian Walk. Despite how things may appear to some, I know GOD has made me better for HIM and HIS purpose. Where some might think, "She sure does have bad health problems." I see spiritual strengthening, I see great hope, I see JESUS bringing me up to stand for HIM. Not just physically. NO no! HE is bringing me up to stand spiritually. Be strong and of good courage comes to my mind right now. What a mighty LORD! What a wonderful Savior! If you don't have Christ in your life, you are missing the most important thing in you entire life. If you aren't seeing Christ walking with you in your tribulations and sufferings, you are missing HIS wonderful work HE has begun in you. I am counting it all joy for those things I have gone through and still am suffering. These things have made me weak that GOD can use HIS strength in me. I magnify the LORD in all things. HIS praises are in my mouth. These afflictions will pass. They are light compared to what the eternal joys our LORD has for us.