If you’re on Facebook, have you noticed how often someone puts up a motivational statement – a cute little saying that’s meant to kick-start your day? Why are they so common? They’re so common because we need them. The person who puts one up has been helped either by what they’re putting up or by something very similar.
I’m especially interested in how the apostle Paul handled his problems. His problems make yours and mine seem pretty tame – whole churches that he’d given his heart and soul to see established sometimes turned on him. The Jews hated him. The Romans considered him the leader of a sect trying to bring down Caesar. He was stoned, beaten, whipped, jailed, scorned and betrayed.
Writing to Timothy while in prison facing death, Paul penned these words Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have committed to him for that day (2 Timothy 1:12)
Paul had entrusted his life to His God. He had learnt through years of tough ministry that God could be trusted, whether things went as he wanted or not.
Is your life entrusted to God? Do you trust God every day no matter what happens? Do you look for His hand in your everyday circumstances? I hope you do. This is the only way the Christian life can be successfully lived. This is how it was designed to be lived.
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