THE WEARY PILGRIM'S HOPE

WHEN HAS GOD EVER DONE ANYTHING FOR US OR HAS HE EVER DONE ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER?

Please permit me to begin this discourse with words from country music legend, George Glenn Jones;
(1) I've had choices since the day I was born,every voices that told me right from wrong. If I had listened,I wouldn't be living and dying with the choices I had made.

(2)Many wouldn't know about the one he was be begging Jesus to take the devil out and how he finally thanked Jesus for taking the devil out of him.

Confronted with a situation that makes THE MUCH FLAUNTED CHRISTIAN GOD looks like just another fable from our generational passed overs, we all seemed to forget what that SAME GOD HAS BEEN DOING FOR US,EVEN OUR ASKING AND NOTICING.

Right before me was a neighbour giving me his final reason for rejecting and denying Christ Jesus. The darkness that hung between us wasn't the absence of light,but it was because of our acceptance of responsibility enabled by pain.

In essence,it was factually stated that God has done nothing for him,so why should he do anything for God at all. Now the funniest part was his feelings that God needed him more than he does HIM...quite or sound ludicrous, isn't it?

I wonder how many other people have asked that question this year. The relatives of the hundreds of people who died in kidnapper's dens,even after struggling to pay the ransom demanded...Farmers slayed daily by bandits and herdsmen... The families broken down by the so called accidental bombing of innocent civilians...nothing was done to the army. But when 16 or I7(RIP) were slaughtered by hoodlums,they took it out on the innocent,many of whom are yet missing a sister, a father, a child , brother and friends etc,who are yet displaced and hiding in the forest with no hope of rebuilding their lives. Or is it the eastern part where a systemic genocide is going on.. SO WHERE IS GOD?

This is not limited to a particular region of the world....not at all.
Our world is in bad shape. We designate times of the year to fight various evils, but we’re running out of months, from cancer to covid, and others yet being manufactured by man for illicit gain at the detriment of fellow man, it just seems that satan is winning the war...at least that is the impression. BUT IT ISN'T TRUE,AND THAT IS WHAT IS DIFFICULT FOR THE PAMPERED TO ASSIMILATE.
The brokenness never ends. It can leave us asking whether God is worth following and why, for Heaven’s sake, HE isn’t fixing things.

But, If we take a minute, though, to focus beyond the pain, we find in Christianity a God who does act on our behalf. Other religions, including atheism, require us to claw our own way toward a better future — whether it be called human progress, Valhalla, or Paradise. But, with the God of the Bible, it’s different.

At the beginning, God gave humans a new world to enjoy and develop, but they rejected HIM and exploited HIS GIFT They SINNED. As a result, the world became home to cancers, domestic violence, and massacres.

If that wasn’t bad enough, the evil has managed to lodge itself inside ourselves as well. We buck against God’s claim on our lives. He says, “Do not lie,” and we hedge the truth. He says, “Love your neighbor,” and we gossip about the family next door. He says, “Do not envy,” and it eats us up when our coworker gets promoted. We are part of the problem.

Talking about God’s wrath isn’t popular right now, but we’d understand if a DAD got angry when, having bought a BMW straight out of the factory, his seventeen-year-old snuck out after curfew and crashed the car. The BMW and teen rebellion, though, are small stuff compared to us and God. We’ve rebelled against the ONE who made us and contributed to damaging HIS WORLD.

The Bible says it this way: because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself. For a day of anger is coming, when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. (Romans 2:5). For all us who’ve ever blown God off, that’s really bad news.

But, this is where Christianity get crazy. Instead of just packing us off to serve time in hell (forever), God offers to fix things HIMSELF, in CHRIST JESUS. So, HE becomes a HUMAN with the goal of ending up nailed to a cross, because that was where God could punish sin, without punishing us. At the CROSS, ChryJesus stepped into the line of fire. He took God’s wrath—the punishment we earned with our rebellion—and died. Three days later, though, Christ Jesus finished paying our punishment and returned to life.

So, if we’re feeling crushed by our circumstances and wondering whether God’s ever done anything for us, a good place to look is at Christ Jesus. “God showed HIS great love for us by sending Christ Jesus to die for us while we were still sinners.” (Romans 5:8). Christ Jesus got in the line of fire for us, while we were still blowing HIM off. That’s what God’s done for us.

What Christ Jesus did, though, only makes a difference if we embrace HIM — if we say, “Yes God, I need it. I want it. And, I trust that Christ Jesus took the wrath coming my way so that I could have a relationship with God"

The Bible puts it this way — “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” (Romans 10:9).

But, what about the bombings in every part of the world? Or, the trauma I experienced when a lastborn of twelve siblings became an only child.....thats quite an experience, dearest of friends that trusting in Christ Jesus doesn’t just erase in a minute.

No, not yet. But, Christ Jesus’ Cross is where the fixing starts—it’s where we get right with the God who promises to make things right.
WE OWE GOD A DUTY...IF HE SAYS IT,HE WILL DO IT. FOR HE HONOURS HIS WORD MORE THAN HIS NAME...IF HE HAS SAID IT ,HE WILL DO IT.

AND GOD ISN'T A MAN THAT HE WILL LIE. MOST OF THE THINGS TAKING PLACE TODAY,ARE WHAT HE HAS WARNED US TO EXPECT AND BE PREPARED FOR....IT ISN'T QUOTING SCRIPTURES, EXCEPT FOR NEW BELIEVERS.... OTHERWISE,TRUE CHRISTIANS KNOW THESE TRUTHS.

MAY THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD HELP US NOT TO BE TAKEN AWARES IN CHRIST JESUS NAME,AMEN!
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Right before me was a neighbour giving me his final reason for rejecting and denying Christ Jesus. The darkness that hung between us wasn't the absence of light,but it was because of our acceptance of responsibility enabled by pain. In essence,it was factually stated that God has done nothing for him,so why should he do anything for God at all. Now the funniest part was his feelings that God needed him more than he does HIM...quite or sound ludicrous, isn't it? I wonder how many other people have asked that question this year. The relatives of the hundreds of people who died in kidnapper's dens,even after struggling to pay the ransom demanded...Farmers slayed daily by bandits and herdsmen... The families broken down by the so called accidental bombing of innocent civilians...nothing was done to the army. But when 16 or I7(RIP) were slaughtered by hoodlums,they took it out on the innocent,many of whom are yet missing a sister, a father, a child , brother and friends etc,who are yet displaced and hiding in the forest with no hope of rebuilding their lives. Or is it the eastern part where a systemic genocide is going on.. SO WHERE IS GOD? This is not limited to a particular region of the world....not at all. Our world is in bad shape. We designate times of the year to fight various evils, but we’re running out of months, from cancer to covid, and others yet being manufactured by man for illicit gain at the detriment of fellow man, it just seems that satan is winning the war...at least that is the impression. BUT IT ISN'T TRUE,AND THAT IS WHAT IS DIFFICULT FOR THE PAMPERED TO ASSIMILATE. The brokenness never ends. It can leave us asking whether God is worth following and why, for Heaven’s sake, HE isn’t fixing things. But, If we take a minute, though, to focus beyond the pain, we find in Christianity a God who does act on our behalf. Other religions, including atheism, require us to claw our own way toward a better future — whether it be called human progress, Valhalla, or Paradise. But, with the God of the Bible, it’s different. At the beginning, God gave humans a new world to enjoy and develop, but they rejected HIM and exploited HIS GIFT They SINNED. As a result, the world became home to cancers, domestic violence, and massacres. If that wasn’t bad enough, the evil has managed to lodge itself inside ourselves as well. We buck against God’s claim on our lives. He says, “Do not lie,” and we hedge the truth. He says, “Love your neighbor,” and we gossip about the family next door. He says, “Do not envy,” and it eats us up when our coworker gets promoted. We are part of the problem. Talking about God’s wrath isn’t popular right now, but we’d understand if a DAD got angry when, having bought a BMW straight out of the factory, his seventeen-year-old snuck out after curfew and crashed the car. The BMW and teen rebellion, though, are small stuff compared to us and God. We’ve rebelled against the ONE who made us and contributed to damaging HIS WORLD. The Bible says it this way: because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself. For a day of anger is coming, when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. (Romans 2:5). For all us who’ve ever blown God off, that’s really bad news. But, this is where Christianity get crazy. Instead of just packing us off to serve time in hell (forever), God offers to fix things HIMSELF, in CHRIST JESUS. So, HE becomes a HUMAN with the goal of ending up nailed to a cross, because that was where God could punish sin, without punishing us. At the CROSS, ChryJesus stepped into the line of fire. He took God’s wrath—the punishment we earned with our rebellion—and died. Three days later, though, Christ Jesus finished paying our punishment and returned to life. So, if we’re feeling crushed by our circumstances and wondering whether God’s ever done anything for us, a good place to look is at Christ Jesus. “God showed HIS great love for us by sending Christ Jesus to die for us while we were still sinners.” (Romans 5:8). Christ Jesus got in the line of fire for us, while we were still blowing HIM off. That’s what God’s done for us. What Christ Jesus did, though, only makes a difference if we embrace HIM — if we say, “Yes God, I need it. I want it. And, I trust that Christ Jesus took the wrath coming my way so that I could have a relationship with God" The Bible puts it this way — “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” (Romans 10:9). But, what about the bombings in every part of the world? Or, the trauma I experienced when a lastborn of twelve siblings became an only child.....thats quite an experience, dearest of friends that trusting in Christ Jesus doesn’t just erase in a minute. No, not yet. But, Christ Jesus’ Cross is where the fixing starts—it’s where we get right with the God who promises to make things right. WE OWE GOD A DUTY...IF HE SAYS IT,HE WILL DO IT. FOR HE HONOURS HIS WORD MORE THAN HIS NAME...IF HE HAS SAID IT ,HE WILL DO IT. AND GOD ISN'T A MAN THAT HE WILL LIE. MOST OF THE THINGS TAKING PLACE TODAY,ARE WHAT HE HAS WARNED US TO EXPECT AND BE PREPARED FOR....IT ISN'T QUOTING SCRIPTURES, EXCEPT FOR NEW BELIEVERS.... OTHERWISE,TRUE CHRISTIANS KNOW THESE TRUTHS. MAY THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD HELP US NOT TO BE TAKEN AWARES IN CHRIST JESUS NAME,AMENπŸ™‡πŸ™!
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