Friday, 27 June 2008

Take It Away?

Maybe you've been going through a string of trials like me and you've pleaded with God to take it away. Then you have to wonder and ask why He doesn't do it. Well, I knew better than to ask God to take it away because I knew He wouldn't do it but I had to wonder why. Then it dawned on me that if He always took everything away, we'd never learn anything, or grow for that matter. When we don't understand a math problem, we don't learn how to do it when it's taken away from us, but rather by working through it and practicing. We need to also recognize that we don't just have a Lord, Saviour, Redeemer, Friend, but that Jesus is also our Teacher and Guide. He doesn't just put something in front of us and then leave us on our own but helps us through it.

At first thought, we like to say "It's too hard!" Humanly speaking, possibly, but we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. On our own, it may be too hard, but with strength from above, we are not just survivors but more than conquerors.

God bless.


  1. Very, very true.
    Tonight I wrote a post about God's comfort. That is another thing that helps us through the trial of life is His amazing comfort. Praise the Lord.


  2. Oh yes. I have some things that I'd like God to take away. They are obstacles keeping me from my goals. But, I've been realizing that these obstacles have taught me a lot and I've had to rely of God and I've grown closer to Him during this time. Also, the obstacles have helped to prepare me for my career goals. This is an encouraging post that you wrote. You have such a wonderful attitude and desire to follow God's will for your life.

  3. That is a very good thing to keep in mind! If we remember this every time we go through a trail I believe our life will be better.

  4. Hey Margaret! I really enjoyed talking with you yesterday!

  5. hi. i was bloghopping and i stumbled into a lot of teen girl's blogs who share the same faith with me. i'm so glad! i'd like to share with you a verse then. "...My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness..." II Cor. 12:9 beautiful isn't it? God bless.

    in Christ,

  6. How true! Thanks for sharing this.

    Yes, I decided to blog again. :)

  7. I put the pictures in now... kept having problems trying to post them and they don't seem to look very clear on my blog. How are they from your computer? The picture of you is very pretty. If you can't see it clearly either, I will try emailing it to you yet.

  8. Amen! Great post Margaret! How very wonderful our Lord truly is! He indeed gives us strength to go though trials though at the time we may not understand what is going on. He is there all the time, guiding, helping and strengthening.

  9. Thanks for pointing that out, without trials we wouldn't learn anything.