16 My dear brothers and sisters, don’t be fooled. 17 Every good present and every perfect gift comes from above, from the Father who made the sun, moon, and stars. The Father doesn’t change like the shifting shadows produced by the sun and the moon.—James 1:16-17 (God’s Word Translation)
My ministry is grounded in helping Believers strengthen their walk with God, and I mainly write with this in mind and purpose. Often, I hear people say that whatever they are ‘going through’ is the will of God and I beg to differ. What we often go through or experience, in my opinion, is not the Will of God but it is due to the sin that is in this world…God is good!
For I was born a sinner—
yes, from the moment my mother conceived me—Psalm 51:5 (New Living Translation)
David, in his pleading with God, puts it plainly. He understood where the problem lay…in sin. To say that God made you sick to teach you something, or He made you poor to keep you humble, is to go against everything the Word teaches. If this was true, then why try to get delivered…it is difficult to get delivered from anything we suppose God is the source of. In fact, it is wrong to expect God to take something away that He gave you! Please understand this; God is not the one who blesses and curses…God is good!
Some may even say: ‘I was born this way.’ That may well be true but that is not to say that God wanted you that way—whatever that way is. Sin is in this world and is the reason for every ungodly manifestation we experience in this life. However, we need the power of God to break free of it all and we can because God is good!
Remember, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above…”; God gave us His Son to bring us into right standing with Him, His Word to transform us into His image, and His Spirit to keep us and guide us into His Truth. With all this, how could He also be the source of every ill and discomfort we face? The answer is: He is not, because God is good!30 As He said these things, many believed in Him [trusted, relied on, and adhered to Him]. 31 So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. 32 And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.
—John 8:30-32 (Amplified)Have Faith1st ©2013 Faith1st Ministries
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