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God Is Not Breaking You He Is Building You (Motivational & Inspirational)

have you ever been in a situation where you don't understand whether God is trying to teach you something or if he's punishing you have you ever been brought to your knees and prayed Lord help me to trust you even though I don't understand this situation help me to have faith in you even if I don't understand my present circumstances [Music] I'm sure we've all been through this in our walk with Christ and in these moments these moments of being tested and facing difficulties it can be hard to remain positive or prayerful and the Bible actually tells us to expect afflictions in our lives and there is no denying that pain is real there's someone listening right now and they're in pain there's someone listening right now and they're suffering in some sort of pain but allow me to encourage you and tell you that the longer you live the more you come to understand that there will be times when it feels as though God is breaking you when in actual fact he is building you you may look at pain and suffering and heartache and say God where are you but perhaps that kind of perspective is wrong because I firmly believe that God can use pain to shape us to mold you to prepare you and even to build you think about the story of Joseph was a faithful servant of God yet was betrayed by his own brothers sold into slavery falsely accused imprisoned and forgotten Joseph suffered setback after setback in his life even though he did nothing wrong and even though it might have felt like God was breaking him God was actually building him God was building his faith his tenacity and his strength so that at the proper time God might Elevate him to a position he never would have thought possible the Bible says in James chapter 1 verse 2-4 count it all joy my brothers when you meet Trials of various kinds for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness and lets steadfastness have its full effect that you may be perfect and complete lacking in nothing the suffering that we know is temporary as children of God because the only suffering we will know is on this side of the grave because in heaven there will be no pain where there is loss there will be restoration where there is defeat there will only be victory where there are tears there will only be joy in God's presence do you know what Joseph said in Genesis 50 verse 20. at the end of his trials Joseph said as for you you meant evil against me but God meant it for good what would happen if we had that same attitude towards our own suffering what would happen if we adopted the same mindset in times of tribulation I find it interesting that Romans Chapter 5 Verse 3 to 5 says not only that but we rejoice in our sufferings knowing that suffering produces endurance and endurance produces character and character produces hope and hope does not put us to shame because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us rejoicing and suffering does not mean that we enjoy pain on the contrary rejoicing and suffering means that we fully understand the size of our troubles but we trust that our God is bigger we know that through our suffering God is refining our character teaching us the value of Hope and making us more dependent on him none of these things are Pleasant in the moment but they are necessary for our maturity our growth and our ultimate Joy the word of God says in Proverbs 3 verse 5 to 6. trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make straight your paths trusting in the Lord with all your heart means trusting when you don't understand trusting in the Lord with all your heart means trusting in Him when it's painful to do so trusting in the Lord with all your heart means that you might have no answer to all the questions you have you may have no answers to all the questions of life but you will still have faith that God can and will make a way one thing that cripples our faith as Believers is the tendency to want to understand everything we are humans trying to understand the workings of An Almighty Heavenly all-knowing God but Saints we need to get to a stage where we pray that God would help and teach us not to lean on our own understanding because our understanding is limited and flawed so even without the full plan and detail I want you to know that it's God who orchestrates all of the challenges in your life so that each test each Mountain each Goliath might serve a purpose in strengthening your character or solidifying your faith I want you to know that it's a God who orders our steps through both the good and tough situations so rather than always praying for answers why don't you try praying that the will of the Lord would be accomplished God is faithful regardless of my present circumstances he is faithful regardless of your present circumstances Romans 8 28 says and we know that all things work together for good to those who love God to those who are the called according to his purpose this means that if God sends a storm my way for my good if he sends a blessing my way it's for my good if he allows pharaoh and his army to chase after me it's for my good I truly believe that when the Bible says all things work together for good to those who love God it means that I may have to embrace tough or difficult circumstances sometimes but joy is just around the corner if God has to take me through a test in order for me to find out that he can make a way where there seems to be no way may his will be done should God choose to send enemies to surround me so that I can see him prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies then may his will be done [Music] Jesus prayed often Jesus would go to find a quiet place so that he could pray the disciples never asked Jesus to teach them how to perform Miracles or how to preach even they asked Jesus how to pray because prayer is the fundamental building block for a relationship with God you see when you pray you're setting aside your selfish interests because you're giving the Lord your undivided attention and focus When you pray you're humbling yourself and you're saying that you do not know it all and further when we talk about what the Christian of today should look like I believe you need to pay attention to what Proverbs 1 verse 7 says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge fools despise wisdom and instruction the fear of God is what motivates Godly Behavior the fear of God leads one to repent and pursue a holy life the fear of God is what keeps you on the straight and narrow [Music]

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