Surviving Trials And Tribulations

moncler jacket sale Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do the bad people of this world seem to have it so easy and how come they are not being punished? Why does God allow His Christian people to suffer? Doesn’t God buy moncler jackets care for His people? Has God turned His back on us? These are some of the questions I needed answers to because after sixteen years as a trucking dispatcher I was laid off . My life up until that point was sailing along fairly smoothly. I was 55 years old and my plans for retirement in ten years were going according to plan. I would go to church every Sunday morning, pray and pay my tithes; I thought that this was going to last until the day I retired. moncler jacket sale

cheap moncler jackets sale Then in October of 2008 the bottom fell out. At 55 years old I have a wife and two small children and no way to support them. Why was I going through this now at the latter years of my life? I thought as a Christian life would become easier. My mother in law who lives in Japan was talking to my wife on the phone about this very subject and moncler outlet online said to my wife every Christian that she has ever known has always had bad things happen to them and she couldn’t figure out why anybody would want to be a Christian. cheap moncler jackets sale

moncler outlet I am a Christian and my wife is not. The ridicule and constant badgering from my wife about how Christians are losers has made me feel like Job in the Old Testament, when Job lost all his wealth and all his family except for his wife. His wife’s monlcer down jackets advice to Job was „why don’t you curse God and die.” God allowed Satan to cheap moncler put Job to the test. Satan took everything away from Job, all his wealth and all his children. Notice that Satan left Job’s wife behind. I am positive that was not by accident but by design, just to add to Job’s misery. moncler outlet

cheap moncler outlet So why are my family and I going through these hard times? What is God’s purpose in all of this? Let’s see what the Bible has to say about this subject and let’s see if we can find any comfort in God’s word. I started by looking up suffering and found out that there is a lot said about this subject. In 2 Timothy 3:12 the Bible says, „Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” Also in Philippians 1:29 the bible states, „For to you it has been granted on behalf moncler outlet store of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,” cheap moncler outlet

moncler outlet online The Bible is very clear on this point. If you desire to live godly in Christ the Bible says you will suffer. There’s no maybe about it. Since we are to be followers of Christ then as followers of Christ we are to suffer as He has suffered. All this suffering that we are going to be going through must have a purpose. moncler outlet online

moncler outlet uk I know that Christ had to suffer to pay for our cheap moncler jackets salvation so what is the purpose of our suffering? The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 1:17 „And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also moncler outlet sale you will partake of the consolation.” We also see in Philippians 3:8, „Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ. moncler outlet uk

moncler outlet jackets Sufferings definitely serve a purpose in drawing us closer to God. The above verses states that if we partake in the sufferings we will also partake of the consolation. Paul the apostle declares „I moncler mens jackets have suffered the loss of all things that I may gain Christ.” It appears that the things of this world that were so important to us before we became Christians are now considered by the apostle Paul as „rubbish”. In 1 Peter 2:21 we read „For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.” moncler outlet jackets

cheap moncler jackets There you have it. Christ suffered for us and we are to follow His steps. What could possibly be gained by us suffering as Christ suffered? We know that Jesus being God could have been born rich and have had a very pleasant life here on earth but instead He chose to live a life of hardship, poverty and suffering. Why would He do this? What could possibly be gained by a life of poverty and struggle? cheap moncler jackets

moncler outlet sale I looked up trials, tribulation and sufferings in my Bible concordance and found out that the Bible says that there are many valuable benefits from our sufferings. In 1 Peter 4:1 the apostle Peter says „Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with cheap moncler outlet the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin.” and again in 1 Peter 5:10 we read „But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal moncler outlet glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” moncler outlet sale

moncler sale We are to cheap moncler coats arm ourselves with the same mind that Christ had when He suffered for us in the flesh. This is a far cry from what I been hearing on the television on Sunday mornings. This one preacher who I will leave as nameless is selling out auditoriums and telling the people that God wants you to have a comfortable life if you will just have faith and not let any negative thoughts enter moncler sale outlet into your mind. moncler sale

cheap moncler I am all for having faith and not letting any negative thoughts enter my mind but at the same time my faith is established in my mind from what the Bible says. If the Bible says that trials and tribulations are put in my life to benefit me as a person then I believe it would be wise for me to let God’s will be done in my life. In Romans 5:3 4 we read, „And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance and perseverance, character; and character, hope Moncler Outlet .” cheap moncler

moncler factory outlet Not only are we to accept that trials and tribulations are there for our benefit we are also to glory in them because we know that because of the trials and tribulations God is working in our lives and if God is working in our lives it means we are His and we are going to heaven. In 2 Peter 1:5 6 we read, „But moncler sale also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self control, to self control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, moncler factory outlet

moncler jackets outlet All these qualities are derived from the trials and tribulations that we endure. It also appears that achieving one quality would then lead to another quality for us to achieve until one by one all the qualities is obtained. In Hebrews 5:8 we read „Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.’ and in James 1:3 we read „knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” moncler jackets outlet

cheap moncler coats All the trials and tribulations that we face in life are put there for our benefit. We are to learn the lessons that each trial teaches us and then more on to the next. We have to realize that when we ask God for patience He will then put obstacles in our path until we learn how to be patient. Each quality will have its own unique set of problems to overcome. We read in 1 Timothy 6:11, „But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.” cheap moncler coats

moncler outlet store It appears to me that all these qualities must be some of the same qualities that God Himself possesses. God is telling you and me that He wants us to be just like Him. Let’s take all these benefits of trials, tribulations and sufferings and put these in a list so we can see exactly what these benefits are: moncler outlet store.

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