God, Hope & Helping Others
"While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are age-lasting" (II Corinthians 4:18).
The trials, severe as they may be at times, are just circumstances. Our English word “circumstance” is a compound word derived from “circum” (around; surrounding) and “stance” (to stand). Our circumstances are those things standing around us, those things which surround our walk.
We must remember that the events in our lives do not constitute who we are – they are merely the things that surround us in our walk.
However, they are more than mere circumstances. Because Father has ordained them in our lives, they are thus divine circumstances. They are divine tests designed to be the pressing of Father’s hand to mold us into His grand purpose. (Phil 1:29) and extricate us (like taking out a tooth) from this wicked Eon (Gal 1:4)
I used to rant against cruel circumstances crying out to God to deliver me from this awful evil (as I assumed). But lately I have come to realise I am under such a massive degree of protection from God that nothing will ever happen me that has not been sanctioned by Him.
Since God is for me and He sanctions it then I know that being a good father He is not intent on teasing or hurting me: Rather He has some great purpose in mind and my prayer changes to be "in accordance with what must be" (Rom 8: 26) "katho dei ouk oidamen" i.e. to accord with what must be we are unaware! Romans 8:26 will change your prayer life if you meditate on it!
That way I can co-operate with God, find out what's really happening and speed the necessary process so I can be rid of the pain. Please click below to enjoy a song with similar sentiments: