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GRANDPA SAYS – “THINK ON THESE THINGS”

This seemed to fit with yesterday's post from Max Lucado.
 
: “Let go and let God!” | “I can’t handle it, God can - so, I think I will let Him!”
“THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS NOT 'LET GO AND LET GOD,' IT'S 'TRUST GOD AND GET GOING.' BE PATIENT. LET GOD ANSWER YOUR QUESTION ON HIS SCHEDULE, NOT YOURS.”
 
 “Jesus said, 'Don't be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me.'” (Joh 14:1)
The truth is that working at “letting go” is just as much work as anything else we try to do for God and not nearly as easy to do as some folks may think.
 
Many folks believe that, if we are truly in a state of “letting go,” we will be able to cease from striving and struggling. But Jesus said --- “Strive to enter in by the narrow door: for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” (Luk 13:24). By striving, He means that we should be diligent, active, and earnest and that we should continually make every effort to overcome our sinful tendencies.
 
We will always struggle against life’s hard circumstances. The reality is that we struggle for a variety of reasons. One is that we have a weak faith. We just don’t have enough confidence (trust) in God to rest in the reality of His nature and have the peace that comes with a strong faith in Him. For instance, when trials come, do we really believe that ---“God works all things together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose” (Rom 8:28)? If we know God intimately, we have faith in His plan and purposes, His love for us, His sovereign control over all circumstances in life, and we rest in the “peace that passes all understanding” (Phil 4:7).
 
Struggles are just one of the ways God strengthens us for the hard things life throws at us. Trials are designed to show us (and others) that our faith is real --- “Your faith will be like gold that has been tested in a fire. And these trials will prove that your faith is worth much more than gold that can be destroyed. They will show that you will be given praise and honor and glory when Jesus Christ returns” (1 Pet 1:7).

In Christ, we can face the trials of life with grace and faith that whatever God has for us is OK. This comes from years of walking with Him, trial upon trial, struggle upon struggle.

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