These are the words of a man who lost his dear wife just a few weeks ago. In my life, the marriage of Carlos and his dear wife Natasha was one of the greatest expressions of love, harmony and mutual respect I have ever witness. Carlos wrote these words as a Facebook post and I asked him permission to publish his words here. If you are going through difficult times or if you know somebody who is going through it; please encourage him or her with these words from a dear brother. This is how Christians suffer!

In Difficult Times

In difficult times, tragedy, and just not understanding Gods leadership the enemy comes to steal our joy and thankfulness by trying to cause us to be offended toward God.

He would first try to tell us that God is not good, that God doesn’t want the best for us or that God’s leadership over our lives is not perfect. If I know anything about God is that His his love is perfect and His wisdom is infallible.

If that lie doesn’t work he would tell us that God has given us what we deserve. That is another lie in that the grace, mercy and favor on our lives is unmerited. That’s why one of Gods names is the Lord our righteousness, it’s imputed righteousness through the blood of Jesus. We could never do anything to deserve it…God made a way we’re there was no way.

My confession when I don’t understand is “O give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever”. Jesus is the apostle and high priest of our confessions Heb 3:1.

Jesus told John the Baptist disciples that he was the greatest man that ever lived; “And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.” Matthew 11:6


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