From The Pastors Desk
Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. Most times when we are going through a tough spot, we tend to gripe and complain yell at God and ask why me.
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
We are all tested in different ways. But what we must all remember is that God tempts no one. The trials and temptations we go through are are from Satan not God.
My reply? God’s Word instructs us that the local church is supposed to supernaturally influence the world as light and salt. (See Matthew 5:13-16), however, the 21st Century Church today is being very heavily influenced by the world.
God has what we are to do. He has put in side each one of us to know right from wrong. And all He wants us to do is to deal with other honestly, and show others the same love and mercy that He has shown you. And to walk with humility before Him. 2nd Chronicles 7:14.
Does it seem that the world is crashing in on you? Do you feel alone and everyone and everything is against you? Remember this Psalm. As we close out another year and start a new one, lets not forget to give it to God and let Him deal with it.