God’s Take on the “Blitz” | Facing Your Blitz Weekly Video Devotion
Stock market woes…waiting for a cancer biopsy to come back…fired by your company…life’s a blast isn’t it? Now’s a good time to look at the bigger picture in life. Let’s see what God says and does about blitzes.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ~Jesus – John 16:33 (ESV)
“And not only this, but we also rejoice in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:3-5 (NASB)
Last week the Dow dropped 500 points. My family faced a small surgery for early melanoma this month. Marriages of several acquaintances have separated recently. What’s your list of tribulation, trouble, and trials? We’ve all got them. But we don’t all have God’s perspective on them. Jesus faced worse than us and He told us to seek Him, anchor in Him, and persevere in getting closer to Him. Is your goal in life to have good circumstances… or great joy in God? Are you putting trust in your situation… or your Savior?
Start a conversation with God today. Ask Him to help you better grasp the magnitude of what Jesus did for you. His love is measured by the size of the blitz He took for us on the cross. He turned history’s worst injustice into our greatest victory. Thank God for your troubles and trials. Ask Him how you can know Him better and become more like Him. Use your trials as a bridge to encouraging other people.
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I liked your talk at Greenwood In. Wish I would have gotten your book, but my loss. Enjoy your email talks. Keep doing what your doing. I had a moving experience at the conference. Thank you
Well put and well timed! It seems that many have forgotten the important work that “blitzes” have in the development of God’s people (especially the “modern” parents who don’t want their children to “suffer”).
Thank you for reminding us that we are to be Joyful in our in our Trials (James 1:2) and worthy to suffer for His name (Acts 5:41). It’s ALL perspective. So thankful for the work you do and the blitzes I have faced so I can be there for others (2 Cor 1:4). You are a good man.