“THIS ILLNESS WILL NOT END IN DEATH; RATHER IT IS FOR GOD’S GLORY” (John 11:4)
📕Acts 8:1b-8; Ps 66:1-3a, 4-5, 6-7a (R.v.1); John 6:35-40
My dear, sometimes, God allows us to face some challenges because through them, a greater good would come up for us. It was through the persecution of Christians that the Good News was able to leave Jerusalem to the ends of the earth (see Acts 8:1-8), so that others might also believe in Jesus, the Bread of life and be saved (cf. John 6:35-40).
Don’t get this point wrongly! Some people might now begin to argue that if God allows evil for the sake of the good that would come from it, then we can do evil if we expect it to yield a good end. No, in Christian morality, both the process and the end must be intended good. Notice that the point here is that God can ALLOW evil; he does not DO evil.
Having tried to clarify that, I wish to encourage you to be steadfast in following Christ. Don’t worry about that cross you are carrying right now. Remember that the pains of the journey to Calvary brought us the joys of Easter.
Just trust God and follow him faithfully. He is ready to grant eternal life to those who do so (cf John 6:40).
Speak with faith upon that your challenge, “This my condition would not lead to disaster in my life; rather it is for God’s glory. Amen.”
May God never allow your cross to weigh you down nor make you lose your faith. May he grant you the grace of perseverance and make you victorious with eternal life in the end. Amen.
Have a Spirit-filled and victorious day ahead. Peace be with you.