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When God Strips Our Comforts

Written by Crystal Comis

God is generous, more than most of us understand.  He loves to give gifts to His kids, big gifts, and unexpected gifts. Most of these gifts are blessings we do not deserve.  Since He is a good Father, there are many times in our lives He withholds from us, for our good.  He knows that this is not for our immediate joy, but for the joy set before us.  Because God is wise and disciplined, He can bare to hurt us and bring us into great pain. He does this because of His great love for us.  Isaiah 53:10-11 tells us that God was pleased to bruise Christ because of the triumph it would bring.  Knowing that God takes pleasure in our pain is hard to understand.  But God commands us in James 1:2 to find joy in trials. Just as a work of art progresses, we are being perfected and remade.  Just as the Master Sculptor scrapes the clay and molds each defining feature, we must learn to appreciate His work while becoming His work. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 14, 2011 in Deep Comedy