If You Are Going Through Hell- Keep Going.

Discussion in 'Stories & Articles' started by rossthom, May 16, 2017.

  1. rossthom

    rossthom Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2014
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    3
    #1 rossthom, May 16, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: May 16, 2017
    If You Are Going Through Hell Keep Going

    IF, as a Christian, you are experiencing trouble, you are winning!! Over many years and many tough times I have come to realize that tribulations and trials mean I am doing something RIGHT. If the devil was not worried about you he would leave you alone. He only comes against those that are a threat to him.

    We don't hear enough about this in Christian teaching. JESUS said, 'In the world you WILL have tribulation, but be of GOOD CHEER for I have overcome the world'.

    The title of this post is the title of a book by Pastor Doug Giles (Florida). Doug has an UNUSUAL way of expressing himself. This particular book of his has been a help to me in keeping perspective during hard times. Here are some portions from the book;

    QUOTE; We learned that, according to the Bible, saints experience 'hell' because they are kicking butt and taking names for God. A righteous life does not exclude a believer from the blunt end of hells pool cue. Matter of fact, it guarantees it!! Do you feel like you're being Kentucky fried by the trials of life? Do you feel like God, satan, people and animals secretly loathe you? If you answered yes to either or both of those questions, you're in good company.

    Some of the most powerful and amazing folks that God has ever used went through prolonged periods of internal and external crud that reeked worse than a sun dried manatee carcass. And get this; they actually grew - even prospered - through their pain. Yep, they didn't blame God or man, become atheists, start smoking crack, or become bi-curious during their college years just because things didn't go their way. No, they cowboyed up, saw their trials as a gift, embraced whatever discipline God had for them, exercised their faith when under fire and through it all, became holy winners, not haggard whiners!!

    Y'know, in days gone by, tough times were no big deal to the believer, because Christians tended to be a tad bit pluckier back then. Where did they get their holy bulldog resiliency? Well they actually read the Bible, believed it and understood from the BALANCE of Scripture that bad times, as well as good, were promised by Jesus, Moses and the boys. Therefore when bad things happened the believers from bygone days did not wail like sirens, move home with mummy, and/or renounce their Christianity because things momentarily were jacked up. No, they rolled with the pain and grew thereby. I know, pretty weird , right? UNQUOTE

    Something to think about.

    www.ftbible.simplesite.com
     
    Teddy likes this.
  2. lynnmosher

    lynnmosher Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    31,270
    Likes Received:
    1,448
    I edited your post, rossthom. It makes it must easier to read without all that white space. :)
     
  3. Teddy

    Teddy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    15
     
  4. Teddy

    Teddy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    15
    Wow! Makes a lot of sense. Very true.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. lynnmosher

    lynnmosher Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    31,270
    Likes Received:
    1,448
    Hint for you, Teddy: when you quote someone, you can go ahead and type in the same window. Sometimes, when others are posting at the same time, if you've posted twice, they can get separated and it can be confusing. :)
     
  6. rossthom

    rossthom Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2014
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks for the editing LM. Don't spread it around, but not being too IT savvy I have not worked out how to move paragraphs up closer together in Word. Also how to reduce Caps to lower case with out retyping. Why did you put it all in sloping type?
     
  7. lynnmosher

    lynnmosher Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    31,270
    Likes Received:
    1,448
    Not to worry. We're always here to help. :) I didn't italicize any of it. The quote function does that. ;) The caps thing: unfortunately, there is no way change all caps to lower case. You have to retype it. :rolleyes:

    Usually, the spacing in Word is fine. It's when you copy and paste it here that the site puts in the extra spacing. You can just hit backspace (several times) to delete the spaces. Hope that helps. :)
     
  8. Joeli

    Joeli Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    423
    Likes Received:
    145
    Yes, and amen! :)