22 October 2015

morning read for 22 October 2015

Isaiah 1:18 NIV
[18] “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord.

i know God is talking about salvation here; however, these words can apply to my situation.
i am already His child. i have accepted what Jesus Christ did for me. but i still have things come up that have to be dealt with. i still have to get thru the trials and tribulations of this life. i believe God wants us to settle the past. i also believe God wants us to settle the present trials in our lives. however, settling current matters can be complicated.
how do i settle a matter that has torn a family apart? how do i communicate with the other party when contact has been severed by the other party? how will the matter be settled without God intervening?
if God does nothing, then nothing good can come of this matter. if God does not settle this matter, then an innocent man goes to jail.

James 1:12 NIV
[12] Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

the trials of this life r supposed to bring perseverance. that may be true, but not all trials bring the right kind of perseverance. suffering for believing in God is one thing. suffering because of someone's false accusations is another. tho they can be intertwined.

the answer to my questions r in the latter part of James 1:12 - "...that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him."
even if the matter is settled, the accused either imprisoned or set free, he who believes and perseveres will be given the promised crown of life.
it does not matter the trial one goes thru. if u r steadfast in your relationship with God, He will reward u according to His promise. u may not see it here on earth. but staying steadfast in your faith and relationship with Jesus, your perseverance will be rewarded.
the KEY is NOT LETTING GO in the midst of the trial or tribulation.

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