Wat Maak nie my doodmaak

Wanneer jy gaan deur 'n moeilike tyd, mense weet nie altyd wat om te sê. Die resultaat is betekenisloos clichés of banaal pogings om jou op te beur. Ek het nog altyd 'n probleem met cliché Phrases die soort wat niks aan die persoon weet dat hulle sê en nie eintlik help om die persoon te hoor. Dom dinge soos, "Chin up" en "Dit sal beter raak." Regtig? Hoe weet jy? Jy hoef nie jou vriende enige gunsies te doen deur vir hulle te verlig, donsig hoop wat nie gewortel in enigiets. Wanneer diep pyn treffers wat ons nodig rock soliede waarheid aan ons te onderhou.

Tydens sy bout met kanker, Christopher Hitchens uitgespreek soortgelyke frustrasie met 'n paar van die betekenisloos frases ons gooi rondom. Hy spandeer 'n paar bladsye aanvallende een van hulle in sy boek, mortaliteit. Hy sê, "In die besonder, Ek het 'n bietjie gestop uitreiking van die aankondiging dat 'alles nie maak my maak my sterker. "Hy gaan voort om te sê, "In die brute fisiese wêreld ... Daar is al te veel dinge wat jy kan doodmaak, jy mag nie doodslaan, en dan laat jy heelwat swakker. "Kan jy nie net voel die vreugde?

Dit klink depressiewe, maar ek dink Hitchens reg in 'n sekere sin is. Dit is heel moontlik dat ons kan gaan deur moeilike dinge wat net ons verswak en bring ons nader aan die dood. Ek kan my voorstel iemand vra die vraag, “Hoe kan iets van hierdie verskriklike my sterker maak?” Selfs die mees positiewe mense kan afgebreek word deur die brutaliteit van ons gevalle wêreld. Optimisme kan net oorleef so baie slae totdat dit breek, en die werklikheid uiteindelik spoelen dit uit. Frases wat eens klink oulik lyk nou waardeloos. Maar is die welmenende sentiment Hitchens aangeval ooit ware? ek dink so.

Wanneer is dit waar?

"Wat my nie doodmaak nie, maak my sterker" kan waar wees, maar net as daar iets buite hierdie lewe. As hierdie lewe, hierdie wêreld, en hierdie liggaam is al wat daar is, Hitchens is reg. Dit is 'n leuen. Dit sou wees soos om te sê, "Wat nie totaal my motor maak dit sterker." Dit is belaglik. Jy wil hê om die waarheid te glo dat ignoreer. Maar as ons tydelike proewe het 'n soort van die ewige betekenis verander dit alles.

Paulus sê vir ons, "Alles werk saam vir die goeie van hulle wat God liefhet en wie geroep is volgens sy doel." Hierdie vers is soms mishandelde, maar dit is een van die mooiste beloftes in die hele Skrif. Dit beteken nie dat Christene onoorwinlike. Almal van ons in die gesig staar proewe, maar ons kan nie finaal verslaan deur hulle. Selfs ons grootste vyande, soos lyding en dood, word ons vriende in Christus, omdat hulle uiteindelik werk in ons guns.

So hoe presies kan hierdie verwoestende proewe eintlik ons ​​sterker te maak? Hier is drie maniere (met 'n beduidende oorvleueling):

1. Hulle maak ons ​​afhanklik van Jesus

Toe ek voel asof alles in my lewe gaan goed, my hart retraites onmiddellik in self-afhanklikheid. Dit versuim nooit. Ek begin om te bid minder, want ek onbewustelik aanvaar ek nie iets kortgekom. Ek raak trots, want ek dink ek die rede alles gaan goed. In daardie tyd, Ek is vergeet dat God die gewer van goeie gawes, en ek nog steeds Hom moet my volhou. Ek neem aan dat ek die reg tot al van sy goedertierenhede;.

Maar wanneer proewe kom ons pad, Hulle wys ons ons eie swakheid. Siekte herinner hoe broos ons, losgelaat herinner ons daaraan dat harde werk niks waarborg, en konflik herinner ons dat ons Jesus moet in elke area van ons lewens.

2 Kor 12 is 'n troos vir my in tye van swakheid. Paulus erken dat God vir hom 'n verhoor te hou " [hom] uit hoogmoedig sou. "En hy sê hy spog met graagte in sy swakheid, en dat hy tevrede met allerhande beproewinge. Hoe kon Paulus tevrede wees en selfs bly oor sy proewe? Ek dink Paulus sê dat hierdie proewe maak dit duidelik dat Hy moet God se genade en krag. Eie afhanklikheid is swakheid, en afhanklikheid van Christus is krag. So sê Paulus, "Wanneer ek swak, dan is ek sterk. "

2. Hulle maak ons ​​meer soos Jesus

Ons sal nooit in staat wees om vernietigende toetse verduur totdat ons besef dat ons troos en goeie gesondheid is nie wat die belangrikste. Gemak en gesondheid is goed dat God 'n welbehae aan ons te gee. Maar God se primêre wil vir ons lewe is dat ons sal wees soos Jesus. En Hy is selfs bereid is om proewe te gebruik om dit te bereik. Hebreërs 12 sê, "[God] tug ons tot ons beswil, dat ons sy heiligheid mag deel. "Opleiding in God se gimnasium kan soms seer, maar Hy sal ons sterker te maak.

James 1:2 opkom, waar hy vir ons sê om "Ag dit louter vreugde, my broers, wanneer jy ontmoet proewe van verskillende soorte…"Die rede waarom ons moet dit tel vreugde is die Christelike karakter wat dit produseer. Ons nederigheid is belangriker as ons geluk. Dit is beter fisies swak en geestelik sterk te wees.

3. Hulle maak ons ​​lank te wees met Jesus

Ons harte is verswak deur die sonde, en ons vind onsself dikwels verlange na meer van wat die wêreld aan te bied. Maar toe die tydelike vreugdes van die wêreld van ons weggeneem, ons herinner dat die aarde is nie ons huis. Ons burgerskap is elders.

Ek is lief vir 'n verblyf in 'n pragtige hotelle, en toe ek doen ek probeer om voordeel te trek uit al die byvoordele. Maar dan begin ek aan my vrou mis, en dan besef ek ek het nie die klere wat ek bedoel om te bring het, en dan besef ek room service is ongeveer die helfte so goed soos om te kook my vrou se. Dit herinner my dat hierdie hotel is nie my huis. Onvervulde begeertes maak my lank te wees by die huis. Hierdie aarde is nie waar ons behoort, en proewe herinner ons dat ons die paradys is elders, met ons Here. Daar sal geen onvervulde begeertes in die Hemel, want onse Here al ons verlangens sal voldoen. Hy sal pyn af te skaf en gooi sy genade uit op ons vir ewig.

So die volgende keer wat jy 'n vriend gaan deur 'n moeilike tyd, herinner hulle dat selfs die mees tragiese omstandighede ons sterker kan maak. Nie deur positiewe denke en optimisme, maar deur ware hoop en ware verandering. En wanneer jy gaan deur 'n moeilike seisoen, laat dit julle nader aan Christus. Moenie bang wees nie, Die Here is met jou.

die gelowige se hoop is anderkant die graf, en in die volgende lewe sal ons wees soos en saam met Hom. So even what kills us makes us stronger.

AANDELE

32 kommentaar

  1. Buddyantwoord

    Thanks trip, that was exactly what I needed to hear right now. Going through a super tough time and His faithfulness to comfort his children never fails to amaze me.

  2. kwena albertantwoord

    Awesome piece.I will do away with the usual cliches and instead advice those in pain from today onward to look on to the rock that is higher than i..Thank you sir

  3. Michaelantwoord

    This was a little surprising to read. I had never really thought about positive sayings in negative situations being a bad thing. maar, weer, it’s through God’s glory that we can manage through the tough times and realize that there is something greater than this world. What doesn’t kill me, or does, makes me stronger because it draws me closer to God.

  4. Frankyantwoord

    Mr. Tripp Lee

    I woke up this morning feeling conceited and sort of untouchable believing that since most things in my life were going on okay, then I don’t need to trust God even more. I was wrong and was reminded of it quite immediately as the day was progressing on. Thank you for your insight in this manner and I pray the Lord will show me Grace and pick me up from where I am.

    Your brother in Christ

  5. raeneeantwoord

    Dear Mr.trip lee,

    I just love this (: i have a question my church is actually doing a serieswhat on earth am i here for?” n im on of the youth leaders and I’ll be doing a lesson a discipleship and everything you said ties in perfectly cause on of the sections is depending on god during trailsso if its ok could i use some of your stuff? Like lil quotes or scriptures but only with your permisson …. I seriously love your stuff and its diffently helping me grow as christian (: thank you for being a man of god n honoring your calling to go into preaching. Gods gonna do some powerful things in your life and your familys life (:

  6. GabeTavianoantwoord

    Been a rough two years, and this post is just bursting with honest truth. Much needed for this father of three girls, and husband to an author and speaker whose message has changed from the challenges of marriage and motherhood to persevering when all seems lost.

    Your track, Ek is goed, has been my theme song the past two years, Trip. I don’t crank any song louder, and I couldn’t have asked God to pen words that spoke any deeper to my soul. There are moments when even the smallest thoughts of suicide crossed my mind. You sure feel like you’re at war when that’s the honest truth.

    But real hope and real change are much more worth it than giving up. That’s so true. There’s a fight to be fought for each of us. I appreciate you taking the time to pen these words, Trip. I’ll be reading through this post a few more times. Praising God for speaking through you in our earbuds, on the stage, at the pulpit, in your home, and on the web.

  7. Liamantwoord

    Trip, keep writing man! Your last two posts have spoke to exactly where I’m at in life and I’ve come across them just when I needed to. God is undoubtedly working through you.

  8. Carlotaantwoord

    What you said has help me to understand somethings and will mean alot to me. The message relates alot with what i have been going through for about 5 years and still going through now.Thank you Trip Lee.

  9. Tendekaiantwoord

    it’s true for the christian who walks by faith and not by sight.i have been in hard times; where everything was goings against my expectations.It became even harder to keep my trust in the Lord but because i knew that the pain i was experiencing was temporary and designed to make me stronger not to destroy me.i held on Jesus and here i am i prevailed.

  10. Charlesantwoord

    I think you have this piece contains a lot of truths. Certainly as a believer what does kill me or does only makes me stronger. God bless you and give you the insight to speak more of His truths to His people.

  11. Kathrynantwoord

    Hi Trip

    Thank you for this message. I has really encouraged me because I have been having a tough time for around 12 jaar, battling with an unheard of illness and I really want to deepen my relationship with God. I’m at the point where nowadays I just feel numb to emotions, but I believe that the Holy Spirit is urging me to trust Jesus and depend on Him.

  12. Amandaantwoord

    Such an enlightened post and really helps you put things in perspective, just lost my brother 3 months ago to multiple myeloma and my mum is in the severe stages of dementia I know that to be able to cope I have to draw my strength from God, and rejoice that the day before he pass he let me lead him to the Lord and gave his life. Hou aan met die goeie werk, you are inspiring my 18 year old son to write music and keep up with his piano, stay blessed!

  13. Corrie Reynoldsantwoord

    Hi Trip,

    You always have a way of putting into words what I think but am unable to write. You have many true talents. Thank you for using them for what you were called to do. God seën jou broer.

  14. DeniseSheppardantwoord

    Mr. Barefield…….you are a wonderful, shining example of God’s love. He has blessed you in lyric to share His message. I appreciate reading what you write, listening to your music and would love to hear you in person some time. Thanks for being obedient in sharing God’s words; always, positiewe, uplifting and right on point! Good Bless You Brother!

  15. BrandonPulleyantwoord

    I lost my job today and I can’t tell you how much of an answer to prayer this is! After I left I kept crying out tell me what to do tell me please. Now I know. I need to stay humble and realize the next job he gives me is from him not of my works!

  16. Debbieantwoord

    Your explanation of our fathers meanings always give me understanding. Thank you Trip and please continue to help to open my eyes.

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  18. Kailaantwoord

    I agree that often times when people offer up the sayings you used, they don’t always make you feel better. My family and I experienced that this summer at my cousin’s funeral. He was shot and killed by someone he considered a friend, two days before his 19th birthday. None of the so-called encouraging words were helpful because the main question we all had was, ” Why him, he was just a ‘baby?” maar, afterwards we look back and see that even though it was a sad occasion it brought our family closer together and reevaluate our relationships with each other and with God. We also gained a new family member not soon after in his daughter, who could be his twin.

  19. CynthiaAghomonantwoord

    This is so encouraging..God has never failed and he is not about to start with any of his children..we just need to keep hope alive and believe that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Romeine 8:18 says for I reckon that the sufferings of this present times are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed in us..amen

  20. jaantwoord

    Yet again, I have been cut to heart!I am ill at the moment and I was wondering why the Lord was letting these things happened to me. In my boredom I was going through the FB pages of my favourite celebs and I came across your website. Alas! The Lord answered my prayer and spoke directly to me! (Through Trip) It’s like Trips messages are tailored just for me (That’s because the Holy Spirit is using him to minister to us)….God always rebukes me through him (his music,blog posts and sermons) I think I was focusing to much on this hotel that isn’t my home. So now I know why I am ill (what the Lord is trying to teach me through this trial)…God continue to bless you Trip Lee, it’s amazing that your ministry reaches us (the saints in Africa) and though we’ve never met, I feel like I know you personally because I can relate to everything you say. And because your music really rebukes, encourages, corrects, teaches me!….. Bly geseënd!!!!!!!!!

  21. KevinSteeleantwoord

    Our humility is more important than our happiness.That really hit me man. Keep making that good music and God bless.