Life Isn’t Easy

by admin ~ August 24th, 2019. Filed under: Brandenburg.

If someone were to ask me something that I’ve learned through my life and ministry, I know that right now I would say that it is very difficult, so don’t be fooled into thinking this is going to be easy. Every time I use the word, “easy,” I think of the Lord Jesus saying His burden is easy. I believe that. But life is not. Job said in Job 5:7, “Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.” That isn’t an excuse just to give up, but it is a warning for all of us. None of us would say that we’ve been through as hard a life as Job, but he’s an example that it will be hard, and many other saints in scripture went through very difficult times. With that in mind, then we are living in days of apostasy, where it is turning more evil very quickly. If someone polled by the leading cultural indicators, they would find the same thing, a steep drop on the indicators of morality and righteousness. It’s not impossible, because all things are possible with God. He’s also set not temptation before us that with the temptation has not also given us a way of escape. However, there are a lot of challenges today, not as an excuse, but to warn again of vigilance. Like God said to Cain, that sin is crouching at the door. And what Jesus said to Peter, that Satan desires to sift you as wheat. It is especially hard to lead. There are less and less qualified leaders, because of the difficulties. And then doing it is hard, even and maybe especially for a father and a husband. Hence, many verses about standing, being strong, and watching and praying.

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