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Thought from the Word

April 25, 2017

A THOUGHT FROM THE WORD

John 17:15

“I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.”

Christ does not wish that we shall be kept from suffering—but that in our suffering, we shall not sin. He does not wish that we may never have sickness—but that in our sickness, we may not fail of patience, sweetness, and trust. He does not wish that we may have no trials or struggles—but that in our trials and struggles, we may not be overcome and our lives hurt or marred.There is no sin in our suffering adversity, disappointment, loss, need; but the moment that in any such experience we doubt God, or get angry at God or blame God we have sinned.Things happen in life to bring us closer to God not to drive us away from Him. He wants to prosper us and not to harm us.He wants to give us hope and a future with Him in eternity.

Since we have a heavenly Father who has promised to care for us, just relax and enjoy the ride