It's the end of the year and I have come across so many people that are either grieving, hurting, or going through some very tough seasons. A lot of times during hard seasons instead of cleaving to God many will stray away from him and turn to the wrong people, places, or things for comfort or relief. Or some will look for a way out so they won't have to endure that season.
I was talking to God yesterday and I asked Him, why doesn't He just step in and help some of those people? He blew my mind with His response!! He said I can't deliver my children from everything, even though I can.
He took me to Hebrews 5:7-10 which states: "Who in the days of His(Jesus) flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; and being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec."
Whew, so God let His SON suffer, who was SINLESS, so He could learn obedience and so that He could submit to the Word which was written regarding His life!! What is written about your life? God knew Jesus suffering will bless many!! Who or what is connected to you?
The Bible says that Jesus cried out to the Father, but God DID NOT deliver Him from what He had to go through. So, some things are the WILL of the Father.
It said Jesus was being made perfect in that season!! Therefore, your hard season is what is pruning you, preparing you, or developing you into the person that God wants you to be or what He called you to do.
Don't abandon the season, learn from it and grow. Remember, God is with you! It is all for YOUR Good. He could save you but He won't until you have overcome that season, His way and not your way!!
I pray this causes you to look at suffering from a different perspective.
Have a great day!!
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-Love Keyotta Collins