The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives. Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established. --Proverbs 16:1-3
For 9 months, I'm having difficulties in life.... and I could only count my fingers- friends whom I confided my real situation ... and every time I feel weak I review my blog:We want God to change our circumstances, but God wants to use our circumstances to change us...
One time, a friend of mine came to my house, though I know it was not an accident why God led him to me that time... God has a purpose for it!!!! Then we talked about our present situations in life, what he uttered was this: " What kind of life you have, Kaka? ( that's my nickname ).. You are very cool, despite of things happening to you now, you remain cool, never seen you worried of anything that will happen to you and to your family." Then I just smiled and said: "We have a big God, bigger than our problems!" and then I realized how God uses me and my family... yes, indeed... how can people see His glory and power if they will see us never experiencing difficulties in life! and see us how to handle problems,where truly it's impossible to overcome! but so bless to know the TRUTH... and hold God's promises.
What is impossible with men is possible with God.-- Luke 18:27
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.-- Romans 8:37
Take delight in the LORD,and He will give you your heart's desires.-- Psalm 37:4
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.-- Proverbs 3:5-6
There are thousand God's promises that a person must hold on... Never give up ... because the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases!!!!
Don't doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light.
No matter how hard you try, in a room that's completely dark, you'll never be able to see anything. Even if you know for sure that something is in the room, it's impossible to see it if the room is totally dark. You know it's there, but you just can't see it.
That's what faith is like. You may be absolutely confident that God loves you; however, during the difficult and dark times in life, you may not be able to see that love.
Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Even when you don't see God's love for you, you can still have faith that he loves you -- that is, you can be certain that he loves you, even though you don't see it.
During those "dark times" in your spiritual life, you may not be able to see God's love, his faithfulness, his grace, or his promises to you; however, don't lose your faith. Be certain of what [you] do not see.