One of the misconceptions that new Christians have is that once you receive the Grace and Salvation of Jesus Christ, your life becomes one continuous ride on Easy Street. But what quickly becomes apparent is that one is not exempt from the troubles and trials of life. But once we have a relationship with God, you become aware that He is in control of your life and all things, whether good or bad, can be used by Him to advance His purpose for your life. What it doesn't mean is that if your life becomes difficult, He is absent. He has given us free will, and therefore we can be the cause of our own hardships or sorrows; or the transgressions of others can adversely affect us.
But, if in all circumstances we are humbled (or forced to look deep inside ourselves), and look to God for support and strength, we will learn how to become better people---to be more patient towards other; to be more sympathetic to others; to be more willing to help others, rather than always putting ourselves first. I have to admit that while in the midst of some of the trials of my life, it has not always been apparent that there was anything "good" going to come out of it....for me, or Him! But I have found that continuing to turn to Him; to count on Him, and to love Him, even when I had no clear idea how things would turn out, kept me from becoming discouraged and disillusioned. And in hindsight, I have always seen His hand in my life, and have made one small step towards becoming a better person.
Sundays are a day for worshipping and I want to reflect that on my blog. Each Sunday I will post a passage of Scripture that speaks to me, and I hope it will have meaning to you. May God Bless You!