Jesus never said it would be easy, but He said it would be worth it! (Matthew 7:13-14)

Yesterday I reminded myself, and you, that God is working things out for us, even when we might feel as if he’s miles away from us. Today it’s just a gentle reminder that just because we love God and have given our lives to Him, that doesn’t mean we’ll have an easy life.

In fact, when we give our lives to God, it’s then that we can often find life toughest. Not because God is punishing us for loving Him, but because He’s teaching us how to cope in adversity, how to love when others hate us and how to trust Him when there seems no hope. And if through all that we still love Him, He has promised us that life will be more than worth the effort, because ultimately we will be rewarded in Heaven when we meet Him face to face.

 

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