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May 18, 2020 5:15 am
The truth matters with Cheryl Davis today and her series on why God allows suffering can become a gateway to Christ. God's reasons and seasons for suffering. Suffering is not just suffer. It is a set up for something greater. I'm Dr. Cheryl Davis second Timothy chapter 2 verse 11 says, for if we died with him.
We shall also live with him.
If we endure, we shall also reign with him. Romans chapter 8 verse 18 says, for I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed within us. All of this will be over in Revelation chapter 21 verse four when God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, that there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, there shall be no more pain for the former things have passed away.
The curse of sin will be eternally broken and we will be like him. I had to say all of that to lay the foundation of what God really is saying to us in this current time going through God appointed suffering or a God ordained reproach is not without risk. David tells us of those risks all throughout the book of Psalms as he writes and laments about his reproach from Saul in Psalms chapter 69 verse 20 he captures his feelings very plainly when he says reproach has broken my heart and I am full of heaviness.
I looked for someone to take pity that there was none, and for comforters that I found none that heaviness can get so hard and the loneliness so familiar that we take up residence at this spot and resist the work of God, God will not step in front of our own free will, just like Jesus had to submit his own will to the father in the garden, so do we have to submit our will to God and our God appointed suffering some of your getting stuck and refusing to submit to the God appointed plan for your life because it is too painful. You are saying this is not what I signed up for. This does not make sense. I cannot imagine serving a God that would allow this to be a God ordained reproach or God ordained suffering is a printing process that is designed to make us fruitful when we resist the pruning in our lives, we will become barren as I was preparing this series I could not get away from the word barrenness barrenness kept ringing through my soul and my spirit some of you have been in during your reproach for some time and you have become spiritually barren.
You have become so miserable in the midst of all of it that you have lost your joy, your peace and your hope you are not producing spiritual fruit because you are resisting the pruning of the dead parts of you when we do not bear fruit as the spirit of God enables us to do we bring a reproach to the Holy Spirit to reproach. The Holy Spirit is sin. Therefore, our relationship with God's standard. Our labor in the vineyard of God becomes a grief to us.
Your emotions are so afraid in your heart is so hard with such disappointment that resentment turns into bitterness the enemy is saying to you if God loves you, he would never allow you to experience such things.
The enemy is saying to you.
Look for the easy button said that she can get out but because God does love you.
He has called you, he will allow you to experience such things for your good and for his glory.
The only thing that can heal spiritual barrenness is the Holy Spirit of God and its healing power. God's word said his grace is sufficient for whatever situation we are in the spirit of God is love, mercy and grace and truth. If God called you to.
This appointed suffering his mercy and grace will be enough to see you through. I want to invite you today to meet the spirit of God. If you are broken and contrite. The Bible says that he is near to you. Open your heart to seek his forgiveness, and allow his healing work to restore you into the person he has called you today. I'm Dr. Cheryl Davis telling you the truth of God's love. God goes care for you. Suffering is difficult with God's way of turning a stubborn person away from their sin and changing their trajectory in life through the process of suffering that God compares us to meet our destiny in first Corinthians to nine we read is not seen as not heard nor has the human mind can see things God is cared for those who love if you are struggling with these issues.
Dr. Davis would like to help. You can reach her by firstname.lastname@example.org connect with her on Facebook. Truth matters with Dr. Cheryl Davis reach out to the living God, turn your trials into stepping stones for his blessing suffering can make you bitter God could make you better.
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