Thursday, June 28, 2007

With God, There is No Such Thing as Can’t

The other day I was in the car with a friend of mine. We were talking about God and different aspects of our faith. Not thinking I blurted out, “If Primo ever cheated on me, I think I could forgive him but I don’t think I could be with him.” She said, “Well my daddy used to tell me that when you make a blanket statement like that then it’s like you are testing God.”

Testing God? Well this statement has stayed with me since last Saturday and I felt it important to share with you what I got out of this. We have to take each situation as God gives it to us. We accept it and deal with it while leaning on our Father for help and understanding.

Matthew 4:7

Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘Do not test the Lord your God.’”

She also said, that when we say things like that it gives the devil way too much room to mess with our lives. I have really thought about this and have taken it to heart. Why should I say that I can not do something? It is like saying God cannot do something and we all know that is not true. God can do all things. As His child I have to be careful about the statements I make.

I don’t want Satan to have any hold over me. I don’t want to give him an opportunity to hurt me. It is like giving the enemy ammunition. Satan wants to hurt us. He loves it when we give Him reasons to sin or to dismiss Gods laws. When we are angry, it is hard to forgive but if we do not forgive others then God will not forgive us. When bad things happen it is easy to question God but when we worry and don’t trust in God but in mere humans then we are falling into sin, because we are showing lack of faith in God. Remember how the Satan tempted Eve…

Genesis 3:1

Now the serpent was the shrewdest of all the creatures the Lord God had made. ”Really?” he asked the woman. “Did God really say you must not eat any of the fruit in the garden?”


Really did God really say you shouldn’t lie? A little white lie won’t hurt.

Porn – nahhhh, its not sinning if you don’t do anything.

Forgiveness? Why forgive when they hurt me…It’s just too hard. They don’t deserve it.

Sex before marriage, that’s not a sin, its not cheating if you aren’t married.

What lies are you listening to? How does the devil twist your toughts to fit the crime. How does he justify your sin to you? Remember the devil is the Father of lies, he is slick and his number one goal is to hurt you and deceive you.

Psalm 32:10

Many sorrows come to the wicked,

but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord.

Psalm 56:4

O God, I praise your word.

I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?

What can mere mortals do to me?

I cannot predict how I will behave to future events but I now think, well my Father would never give me anything I could not handle.

1st Corinthians 10:13

But remember that the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you will not give in to it.

The Bible is my comfort.

When I read Gods letters to me, I always learn something new. And if you read carefully enough God makes many promises, promises that if you follow, will prove true time and time again.

James 1:3

For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

James 1:12

God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

1st Peter 1:6

So be truly glad!* There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while.

1st Peter 1:7

These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

There is no part of the Bible that says life will always be great. Unfortunately life can be very trying and at times lonely and sad. But we are promised paradise. A paradise in heaven with our Father. With Jesus. I cannot even explain how wonderful it will be but there is no sadness or pain, only happiness. Think of your happiest moment. . .that will be nothing compared to the joy you will feel in heaven.

Revelation 21

He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the old world and its evils are gone forever.”

So when God sends trials and tribulations my way I will see them through with His help. I know that I can handle anything God brings me and in the future I’ll trust my Father. He would never lead me astray and if I obey His word, then there is no such thing, as I can’t.

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