Today God, I woke up diseased. My body is in so much pain, I feel like I can’t endure. How long must I endure this pain?
Today God, I look around me and I see couples happy, I see kids playing, single people networking. Everybody seems to be happy, except me. Why can’t I be happy too?
Today God, I woke up to the reality that they did cheat on me. It wasn’t a dream. It really happened. Why God, why do I have to go through this pain.
Today God, I was afraid to open the refrigerator, knowing that there was nothing in it. It’s empty, I’m empty, my kids empty, my purse empty. Why can’t we be full?
Today God, I’ve tried everything I know to do. Why isn’t anything succeeding for me? People start businesses all the time and become successful. When will it be my time?
Today God, PLEASE give me strength to make it to this job. God I hate going to this job. I know I need it to pay my bills, but God please rescue me from those hateful people. How long must I endure this punishment?
Today God, I’m up and dressed, ready for church. I’m not sure what I’m going to learn today, but I’ll chew the meat and spit out the bones. Why I’m I still hear God? When are you going to release me from this place of jealousy, mean people and a disrespectful pastor?
Somebody today has questions like these. You may have a question, pain, hurt, disappointment like stated above. You may know someone that’s ready to give up, they have endured enough. Somebody somewhere is looking for an answer. Searching and can’t find. Feeling like nothing is working, nothing is changing, nothing is getting better.
WELL, now is not the time to complain but to walk by FAITH and not by sight. Because the God of all grace, who hath called us his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
He knoweth the way that you take: when you have been tried, you shall come forth as gold.
Hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised;)
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
ITS NOT AS BAD AS THE ENEMY WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE.
ENDURE, when you have been tried, you’ll come forth as gold, then shine.
SHINE, SHINE, SHINE, let your light so shine so man may see your good work and GLORIFY THE FATHER IN HEAVEN.