I’m very Thankful for the Love, Support and Prayers of my Friends and Blogging Friends as I have been going through a Storm lately with a Dog Attacking me, an Accident on my Motorized Wheelchair, which is now damaged and an Operation may be needed for my full recovery as I have badly torn ligaments, Computer and Phone problems and the need to keep Packing regardless of the pain I’m suffering as I’m moving to a new Home in the very near future.
We can be thankful that all good things come from God not bad, we have free will and can reap the bad that we sow just like the Prodigal son did it’s God’s Discipline but Wow what a welcome Home when we repent and as we can see with Paul’s trials below we are also afflicted through accidents that Life brings and the evil in the World as Satan seeks to cause us to fall away and reject Jesus but Thankfully how good it is that Satan can’t harm us Eternally, God protects our Soul and He keeps us strong to the end.
2 Corinthians 11:24-31 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own Countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the Churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
What did Paul hold onto in his trials, what kept him safe so he was not burned up by Satan’s Testing, yes the same empowering that keeps us strong to the end.
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression you will not be burned up the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel your Saviour.”
Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you says the LORD thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you a future and a hope.
Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the Children of Men.
But even with all the Hardship I have been going through recently and yes God has been with me too strengthening and encouraging me, nothing is as bad as when I didn’t know Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. Below is a short Note I wrote to Him a few years after He knocked at my Hearts door and I opened it. I now seek to share His Petals of Truth and Joy with others.