El que no em matis

Quan estàs passant per un moment dur, la gent no sempre sap què dir. El resultat és clixés sense sentit o intents trillades per animar-te. Sempre he tingut un problema amb el clixé phrases- el tipus que no vol dir res per a la persona que els deia i en realitat no ajuda a la persona sentir-los. coses tontes com, "Ànim" i "Es posarà millor." Realment? Com ho saps? No es fa cap favor als seus amics, donant-los la llum, esperances esponjoses que no tenen el seu origen en res. Quan profunds cops de dolor que necessiten roca sòlida veritat per sostenir-nos.

Durant la seva lluita contra el càncer, Christopher Hitchens va expressar frustració similar amb algunes de les frases sense sentit que llencem al voltant. Passa unes poques pàgines atacar a un d'ells en el seu llibre, Mortality. Ell diu, "En particular,, He deixat una mica d'emetre l'anunci que "el que no mata em fa més fort." "Ell dirà, "Al món físic bruta ... hi ha massa coses que podria matar a vostè, no matar, i després de sortir considerablement més feble. "No pots sentir l'alegria?

sona depriment, però crec que Hitchens és correcte en un sentit. És molt possible que puguem passar per coses difícils que només ens debiliten i ens apropen a la mort. Em puc imaginar algú que fa la pregunta, “Com pot una cosa tan terrible em fa més fort?” Fins i tot les persones més positives es poden desglossar per la brutalitat del nostre món caigut. L'optimisme només pot sobreviure tants cops fins que es trenca, i, finalment, la realitat ofega cap a fora. Frases que una vegada que sonaven valent ara semblen inútils. Però el sentiment és ben intencionat Hitchens va atacar sempre veritable? això crec.

Quan És cert?

"El que no em mata em fa més fort" pot ser veritat, però només si hi ha alguna cosa més enllà d'aquesta vida. Si aquesta vida, aquest món, i aquest cos són tot el que hi ha, Hitchens és correcte. És una mentida. Seria com dir, "El que no sumen en total el cotxe el fa més fort." Això és ridícul. Caldria fer cas omís de la veritat per creure que. Però si els nostres assajos temporals tenen algun tipus de significat etern que ho canvia tot.

Pau ens diu, "Totes les coses cooperen per al bé dels qui estimen Déu i són cridats acord amb el seu propòsit." Aquest vers és de vegades abusada, però és una de les més belles promeses en tota l'Escriptura. Això no vol dir que els cristians són invencibles. Tots afrontarem proves, però no podem finalment vèncer per elles. Fins i tot els nostres pitjors enemics, com el sofriment i la mort, convertit en els nostres amics en Crist, perquè en última instància, al nostre favor.

Llavors, com exactament aquests assajos pot devastadors en realitat ens fa més forts? Aquí hi ha tres maneres (amb un solapament significatiu):

1. Ens fan depenem de Jesús

Quan sento que tot en la meva vida va bé, el meu cor es retira immediatament en l'auto-dependència. mai falla. Començament a pregar menys perquè subconscientment Assumeixo no em falta res. Em converteixo orgullosos perquè crec que sóc la raó que tot va bé. En aquells temps, Estic oblidant que Déu és el donador de bons regals, i encara ho necessito per sostenir-. Estic assumint que tinc dret a totes les seves misericòrdies.

Però quan arriben les proves de camí, ens mostren la nostra pròpia debilitat. La malaltia recorda el fràgils que som, Les persones acomiadades ens recorden que el treball dur no garanteix res, i el conflicte ens recorda que necessitem a Jesús en cada àrea de les nostres vides.

2 Corintis 12 és per a mi un consol en moments de debilitat. Pau reconeix que Déu li va donar un assaig de "mantenir [ell] tornés presumit. "I diu que compta amb molt de gust en la seva debilitat, i que està content amb tot tipus de proves. Com podria ser Paul contingut i fins i tot content per les seves proves? Crec que Pau està dient que aquestes proves posen de manifest que Ell necessita la gràcia i el poder de Déu. Acte-dependència és la debilitat, i la dependència de Crist és la força. Així que Pau diu, "Quan sóc feble, quan sóc realment fort ".

2. Ens fan més com Jesús

Mai serem capaços de suportar les proves devastadores fins que ens adonem que la nostra comoditat i bon estat de salut no és el més important. La comoditat i la salut són les coses bones que Déu es delecta en donar-nos. Però la voluntat principal de Déu per a la nostra vida és que siguem com Jesús. I Ell està fins i tot disposat a utilitzar per dur a terme assajos que. hebreus 12 diu, "[Déu] ens disciplina per al nostre bé, que participem de la seva santedat. "L'entrenament al gimnàs de Déu de vegades pot fer mal, però Ell ens farà més forts.

James 1:2 ve a la ment, on se'ns diu que "Tingueu per consum goig, els meus germans, quan es reuneixi proves de diferent tipus…"La raó per la qual ha de comptar l'alegria que és el caràcter de Crist es produeix. La nostra humilitat és més important que la nostra felicitat. És millor que estar físicament febles i forts espiritualment.

3. Ens fan molt per estar amb Jesús

Els nostres cors estan debilitats pel pecat, i ens trobem sovint anhel per més del que aquest món ha d'oferir. Però quan les alegries temporals d'aquest món s'han pres de nosaltres, ens recorda que la Terra no és la nostra llar. La nostra ciutadania està en una altra part.

M'encanta estar en bons hotels, i quan ho faig intento aprofitar tots els avantatges. Però llavors començo a perdre la meva dona, i després adonar-se que no tinc la roba que significava per a dur, i llavors em vaig adonar servei a l'habitació és aproximadament la meitat tan bo com el menjar de la meva dona. Em recorda que aquest no és el meu llar. desitjos no satisfets em fan molt estar a casa. Aquesta terra no és on pertanyem, i les proves ens recorden que el nostre paradís està en una altra part, amb el Senyor. No hi haurà necessitats insatisfetes en el Cel, perquè el Senyor va a satisfer tots els nostres desitjos. Ell va a suprimir el dolor i abocar la seva gràcia sobre nosaltres per sempre.

Així que la propera vegada que tingui un amic passant per un moment difícil, recordar-los que fins i tot en les circumstàncies més tràgiques poden fer-nos més forts. No a través de pensament positiu i l'optimisme, sinó a través d'una esperança real i un canvi real. I quan estàs passant per una temporada difícil, deixa que et s'acosti més a Crist. No tingueu por, el Senyor és amb tu;.

l'esperança del creient està més enllà de la tomba, i en la pròxima vida serem com i amb Ell. So even what kills us makes us stronger.

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32 comentaris

  1. Buddyrespondre

    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 albertrespondre

    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. Michaelrespondre

    This was a little surprising to read. I had never really thought about positive sayings in negative situations being a bad thing. però, de nou, 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. Frankyrespondre

    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. raeneerespondre

    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. GabeTavianorespondre

    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, Sóc bó, has been my theme song the past two years, viatge. 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, viatge. 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. Liamrespondre

    viatge, 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. Carlotarespondre

    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. Tendekairespondre

    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. Charlesrespondre

    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. Kathrynrespondre

    Hi Trip

    Thank you for this message. I has really encouraged me because I have been having a tough time for around 12 anys, 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. Amandarespondre

    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. Keep up the good work, you are inspiring my 18 year old son to write music and keep up with his piano, stay blessed!

  13. Corrie Reynoldsrespondre

    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 bless you brother.

  14. DeniseSheppardrespondre

    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, positive, uplifting and right on point! Good Bless You Brother!

  15. BrandonPulleyrespondre

    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. Debbierespondre

    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. Kailarespondre

    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?” però, 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. CynthiaAghomonrespondre

    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. romans 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. kasewerespondre

    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!….. romangui beneït!!!!!!!!!