Welcome, dear children of God to our column “Daily word for spiritual strength”! I pray so that God´s mercy fills your life today
Today I would like to begin another topic called: “How to turn tragedy into triumph?”
The world we are living in is full of tragedies, so the word tragedy itself is well known to all of us either christians or pagans. Though, studying the Bible, we understand that the in God´s initial purpose for human kind was something different. The Bible affirms God blessed a man.
«God blessed them. God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”» (Genesis 1:28).
Notice here that God did not curse but blessed them instead. It´s a God´s will and His purpose to make you blessed and happy person. That´s why I want to challenge you, dear reader, do not put up with anything in your life that doesn´t conform with God´s plan. Reject things that don´t meet God´s purpose for your life. Protest with all your strength and all your mind against any curse and inherit Creator´s blessings instead. You may know why and where the sufferings come from, but you must also be aware of God´s love to you and His willingness to bless you. Many people, led astray believe it is their destiny to suffer and spend the whole life in curses and sufferings. You must get rid of these thoughts and this will be the beginning of your victorious breakthrough from enchanted circle of unhappiness and constant grief. Thinking the way that somebody is the source of your sufferings you will not be able to receive any help from God.
One day I was walking in the park in Minsk when noticed one lady who looked upset. When I approached her to say that God loves her, but it made her furious. She replied with “where was the God when I buried my son? Where was He, when called to Him asking to heal my husband? What wrong have I done to Him that He took away my son and my husband?”
That beautiful woman became a victim of tragedy taking place in this world. Trying to understand what was going on she accused God. She shut her heart to His love. She simply didn´t realise that God loves her and wants to help her in her situation. Thanks God, at the end of our conversation she understood that God is not her enemy but Friend. She realised that He never takes away sons nor husbands. God is not the author of sufferings and tragedies.
It´s vitally important to have understanding of this kind, because this is where victory and changes in our life begin, in our thoughts. That´s why the Bible says that a man is as he thinks. «..for as he thinks about the cost, so he is…” (Proverbs 23:7).
There is a way to a better life. There is an exit from tragedy and grief. Your hills of problems and tragedies can be turned into the stairs to climb the heights of God´s blessings and triumph. God´s desire is to show you how to live your life without worrying all the time and celebrate victory after victory, regardless of everything you´ve been or going through right now.
God blessed a man not only in the beginning, but even after the man had fallen into sin and lost the glory of God and His protection. God sent Jesus Christ to lay down His life for us in order to open the way to life abundant for all mankind. Through Jesus everyone may have life abundantly.
«The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.» (John 10:10).
God did not send Jesus to judge the world, but obtain salvation through Him (freedom from slavery, liberation from oppressing forces, comfortability and integrity, healing of all kind of wounds, safety etc.)
«For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.» (John 3:17).
this world can become safer to us. Our life can become safer. All these things are possible by faith in Jesus Christ.
Let´s elaborate this topic tomorrow!
Lord bless you
Rufus Adjiboje, pastor