“Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?”
Job 2:10 (NKJV)
Should we not accept adversity in our lives and should we not ebb and flow on the steady pace of God’s will and guidance? We need to see the difference between the rudderless trip in life under our own ego and the guided, self-less path under God’s caring hand.
Our self-will is hopeless. The gathering of believers and the hope to emanate a light of godly character can be clouded in our ‘self’. Our ‘self’ is to perish and we are take up our cross and follow Jesus. (see Mt 10:38). That is our struggle but we can surrender and follow Him.
The very statement of taking up our own cross connotes the picture of work and hardship. We remember Jesus finding strength to carry the cross to Calvary. That is our picture of perseverance with a joyous outcome. He is Risen! God leads us to good and He leads us to good through our trials and through times without trials. But in His lead is always joy.
So, seek the ways you are blessed and know our path will contain trials but that the outcome is joyous in the Lord.