It is a subject most churches
in America, as well as in the industrial nations of Europe, and along
with Canada shy away from and do not talk about at their pulpits. The
fear of offending someone and political correctness have made our
pulpits preach "Feel Good" topics mostly, and most will not tackle controversial matter. That
is not the Bible. The Bible is controversial and so is Jesus. The
Bible and Jesus is hated in this fallen world we live in.
Problems do come to us all. Jesus promise to always be
with us, and asks us to lean on him- especially in our times of trouble.
It took me the better part of two weeks to forgive myself for being angry with God. Jesus has once again forgiven my sin, taken my burdens, and has given my joy back to me. My problems still exist, but the burden is gone. It is Jesus who sustains me.
Is it worth it? Is it worth growing ones faith? Is it worth the pain and troubles that Satan sends to those who seek Jesus first, and work for his kingdom? The answer is YES! Would it be better for me to go back to the time when I was a babe in Christ and Satan left me alone? The answer is NO! It probably would be easier, but then I would lose out on the closest and best relationship I could ever have. I love my Jesus. He is my strength. Without him I am nothing.