This scripture is all about TRUST in Jesus. I crucify my self, my future, my dreams, my preconceptions, my misconceptions, my ego, my pride, my talents, my good times, my issues, my faults, my crisis’ all to you. You live in me and I trust that everything that happens in my life, good and bad, is actually working for my good. I live out FAITH in you because I know you love me. You loved me so much that you gave yourself up for me.
In Job 2:10, Job speaking to his wife after she told him to curse God and die, because of all of his misfortunes. “But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.”
Today, the thing I take from this scripture is we need to cultivate ultimate trust in God. We shouldn’t be trying to bully him to try to get our way. Do you know how we do that? By refusing to accept bad circumstances in our lives. We assume God wants us to pray to get out of it, instead he may want to cultivate something deep in us, by taking us through it. Matt 6:7 And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me– to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me.… – 2 Cor. 12:7
Paul himself, accepted not being healed by Jesus. He realized God had a purpose in not healing him. He didn’t allow himself to be bullied by those who said he just needed to have “more faith” and he would be healed. He didn’t beg God, but simply prayed and then gave it to God. That’s what I call faith & trust.
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