Friday, November 24, 2006

Who Has Burned You?

A former lover?

Business partner?

Son or daughter?

Husband or wife?


Brother or sister?

Do you think God has burned you?

What are you doing with that baggage and pain?

2 Corinthians 1:3-7; 20
All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.

When we suffer for Jesus, it works out for your healing and salvation. If we are treated well, given a helping hand and encouraging word, that also works to your benefit, spurring you on, face forward, unflinching. Your hard times are also our hard times. When we see that you're just as willing to endure the hard times as to enjoy the good times, we know you're going to make it, no doubt about it.

Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus.


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