Sunday, April 26, 2009
God Is Ever Faithful
When I was a new Christian, a Christian relative of mine warned me by welcoming me to a new world of persecutions and trials. I remembered I shuddered just by the thought of it. But her words became prophetic. After the initial bursts of miracles and blessings, my family and I underwent our desert experience. It was so heart and strength sapping during those times and the thoughts lingered in our collective minds whether God was true to His promises. I became more active in my ministries forgetting all about our personal problems by immersing myself on the deep troubles and frustrations of others. Giving solace and comfort to others, I realized that we were not so unfortunate after all. God provided for all our needs during those trying times and lifted us to a more comfortable life. I realized then that God purposely permitted His children to undergo trials of all kinds so that their characters will be molded to the pattern He wants from them. Thus the suffering servants emerge triumphant, stronger and more resilient to withstand the storms of life. I gained comfort from the promise of God that His compassions never fail. They are new every morning (Lamentations 3: 22-23). I learned to trust God with all my heart and not to rely on my own strength and intelligence (Proverbs 3: 5-6). I surrendered every thing to Him, even my life. How many times have I been led to the portals of death? I lost count already. All I can say is that, whatever happens to me I am assured of eternal life with the Lord. AND THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS TO ME. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.
Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, God is Ever Faithful, Amazing Grace, Eternal Life, Faith, Hope, Love, Peace, Patience, Born Again, Compassion, Trust, New Every Morning, Word of God, Bible, More Than Conquerors
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla