I love this saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” It always helps me when I’m feeling attacked to keep me from becoming too angry!

Sometimes when we feel wave after wave of trouble, disappointment and frustrations it can help put our walk with Jesus into perspective by looking into anothers life.

Looking into the Apostle Pauls life we can see he definitely had it worse than we will ever experience in our Christian walk.

Through out the New Testament we can read about his life and the things he suffered for Jesus.

He was deserted by his friends, beaten with the same 39 stripes that Jesus was five times, he was sleepless, hungry and cold, in fear for his life from robbers and his own country and even spent a night and a day floating in the ocean waters!

Reading about his life sure puts my little troubles into perspective.

I like what he said in 2Timothy 4:16-18 after some hard times, “At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!”

Father, help us to have this kind of attitude, to be this forgiving and trusting even when it seems everything is going wrong in our life and help us to remember You will always come through to strengthen us. In Jesus name, amen.



2 thoughts on “Perspective

  1. So very true. I usually think about Jesus. He was absolutely perfect yet he had to suffer persecution, slander and false accusation. In comparison to myself, who cannot claim to be perfect, why should I expect not to suffer? Although it puts it into perspective it does not make me feel any better at the time however! And I still find myself feeling angry towards God for allowing it.
    My favourite scripture to stand on during these times is: Hebrews 12:3 “For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.”
    Thanks for sharing this post.
    Have you changed your blog theme? It somehow looks different to how I remember it! I like the change 🙂
    Have a blessed and victorious week ahead!


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