Why? Why? Why?

6 May

Se voi sostente la correzione, Dio vi tratta come figli; qual è infatti il figlio che il padre non coregga?

Ebrel 12:7 (Hebrews 12:7)

Why must I suffer disappointment, sorrow, and tribulation? What have I done that God should send me trials? Is He displease with me? These questions are constantly asked by God’s dear children.

Much of this fear and questions is due to our misunderstanding of God’s dealing with His own. He has His good reasons. And one of those reasons is for our spiritual discipline. We should be far more afraid of being left alone than of God’s chastening, for He wastes no time on worthless objects that give no promise of fruitfulness.

On the shores of some areas in the world are great barren sand dunes that have never felt the point of a plow. But in the rich lowlands beyond them, the farmer is constantly cultivating the soil. The farmer knows what he is doing, so he keeps on breaking up the soil. The deeper the plow works and the more the sharp harrow, the more precious the crop will be when harvest time comes.

God’s plow goes deep, but it is only that in the end, we may forget the plowing, and rejoice in the blessing of bearing much fruit for Him.

“No chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” (Heb. 12:11)

All sunshine and no rain
make for a desert.

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