Mis ei tapa mind

Kui sa lähed läbi raske aeg, inimesed ei tea alati, mida öelda. Tulemuseks on mõttetu klišeesid või labane katsed tuju. Ma olen alati olnud probleeme klišee phrases- selline, mis ei tähenda midagi, et isik, öeldes neile ja ei aita tegelikult inimese kuulmise neid. Rumal asjad, "Püsti" ja "See saad, seda parem." Tõesti? Kuidas sa tead? Sa ei saa teha oma sõpradele igal soosib andes neile valgust, kohev lootused, mis ei ole juurdunud midagi. Kui sügav valu tabamust peame rock solid tõde, et säilitada meie.

Õpingute hooaeg vähk, Christopher Hitchens väljendanud sarnast pettumust mõned mõttetud laused me visata ümber. Ta veedab paar lehekülge rünnata ühte neist oma raamatus, suremus. Ta ütleb, "Eriti, Olen veidi peatunud väljastamise teadet, et "mis iganes ei tapa mind teeb mind tugevamaks." "Ta jätkab, öeldes,, "In toore füüsilise maailma ... seal on liiga palju asju, mis võiks tappa, ei tapa, ja siis jätan teid oluliselt nõrgem. "Kas sa ei lihtsalt tunnen rõõmu?

See kõlab masendav, aga ma arvan, Hitchens on õigus teatud mõttes. On täiesti võimalik, et me ei lähe läbi raske asju, vaid nõrgendavad meie ja meid lähemale surma. Ma kujutan ette, et keegi küsib küsimuse, “Kuidas saaks midagi selle kohutava teeb mind tugevamaks?” Isegi kõige positiivseid inimesi saab jaotada jõhkrus meie langenud maailmas. Optimism ellu ainult nii palju peksmised, kuni see puruneb, ja reaalsuse lõpuks lämmatab välja. Väljend, mis kõlas armas nüüd tundub mõttetu. Aga on heatahtlikud sentiment Hitchens rünnanud kunagi tõsi? ma arvan küll.

Kui see on tõsi?

"Mis ei tapa mind teeb mind tugevamaks" võib olla tõsi, kuid ainult siis, kui seal on midagi väljaspool seda elu. Kui see elu, selles maailmas, ja see organ on kõik olemas on, Hitchens on õige. See on vale. Oleks nagu öelda, "Mis ei kokku minu auto teeb tugevamaks." See on naeruväärne. Sa pead ignoreerida tõde uskuda, et. Aga kui meie ajutine uuringutes on mingi igavene tähendus see muudab kõike.

Paulus ütleb meile, "Kõik asjad töötavad koos hea neile, kes Jumalat armastavad ja neid nimetatakse vastavalt oma eesmärki." See salm on mõnikord väärkoheldud, aga see on üks ilusamaid lubadusi kõik Pühakirja. See ei tähenda, et kristlased on võitmatu. Kõik me silmitsi uuringutes, kuid me ei saa lõplikult lüüa neid. Isegi meie halvim vaenlased, nagu kannatuste ja surma, saanud meie sõbrad Kristuses, sest nad lõpuks tööle meie kasuks.

Niisiis, kuidas täpselt saab neid hävitav uuringutes tegelikult teha meid tugevamaks? Siin on kolm võimalust (Olulise kattumine):

1. Nad teevad meid sõltub Jeesus

Kui ma tunnen, et kõik minu elus läheb hästi, mu süda kohe taandub füüsilisest sõltuvusest. See ei jäta kunagi. Ma hakkan palvetama vähem, sest ma alateadlikult endale ma ei ole midagi. Ma saanud uhke, sest ma arvan, et ma põhjust kõik läheb hästi. Neil aegadel, Ma unustades, et Jumal on andja hea kingitused, ja ma pean ikka teda toetada mind. Oletan, et ma olen on õigus saada kõiki tema heategusid.

Aga kui need uuringud tulevad meie tee, nad näitavad meile meie endi nõrkust. Haigus meenutab, kui habras oleme, koondamise meenutavad meile, et raske töö ei garanteeri midagi, ja konfliktide meenutab meile, et me peame Jeesuse igas valdkonnas meie elu.

2 Korintose 12 on mugavalt mulle korda nõrkus. Paul tunnistab, et Jumal andis talle uuringu "hoida [tema] muutumist ennasttäis. "Ja ta ütleb, et ta on uhke meelega oma nõrkust, ja et ta on rahul igasuguseid uuringuid. Kuidas saaks Paul olla sisu ja isegi rõõmu Tema uuringud? Ma arvan, Paul ütleb, et nendes uuringutes selgeks teha, et ta vajab Jumala armu ja väge. Self-sõltuvus on nõrkus, ja sõltuvus Kristus on jõud. Nii ütleb Paulus, "Kui ma olen nõrk, siis ma olen tugev. "

2. Nad teevad meile rohkem nagu Jeesus

Me ei saa kunagi taluma laastav uuringutes kuni me mõistame, et meie mugavuse ja hea tervis ei ole see, mida on kõige olulisem. Comfort ja tervis on head asjad, et Jumal tunneb rõõmu meile. Kuid Jumala esmane tahe meie elus on see, et me oleks nagu Jeesus. Ja Ta on isegi valmis kasutama uuringute täita, et. Heebrea 12 ütleb, "[jumal] distsiplineerib meid meie hea, et me võime jagada oma pühadusest. "Koolitus Jumala jõusaal võib haiget mõnikord, kuid ta teeb meid tugevamaks.

James 1:2 pähe, kus ta ütleb, et "Pidage lausa rõõmuks, mu vennad, kui vastate erinevate katsumustega…"Põhjus, miks me peaks lugema seda rõõmu on kristlikku iseloomu toodab. Meie alandlikkus on tähtsam kui meie õnn. On parem olla füüsiliselt nõrk ja vaimselt tugev.

3. Nad teevad meid kaua olla Jeesusega

Meie südamed on nõrgenenud sin, ja me tihti leiame end igatsust rohkem sellest, mida see maailm on pakkuda. Aga kui ajutine rõõmud siin maailmas on meilt võetud, me meenutas, et Maa ei ole meie kodu. Meie kodakondsus on mujal.

Ma armastan viibiv kena hotellid, ja kui ma üritan ära kõik perks. Aga siis ma hakkan jäta mu naine, ja siis ma mõistan, et ma ei pea riideid ma mõtlesin, et tuua, ja siis ma mõistan, toateenindus on umbes pool sama hea kui mu naise toiduvalmistamise. See meenutab mulle, et see hotell ei ole mu kodu. Rahuldamata soove teeb mind kaua kodus olla. See maa ei ole, kuhu me kuulume, ja uuringute meenutavad meile, et meie paradiis on mujal, meie Issanda. Ei toimu rahuldamata soove taevas, sest meie Issanda rahuldab kõik meie igatsusi. Ta kaotada valu ja vala Tema armu läbi igaviku.

Nii et järgmine kord sul on sõber läbimas raske aeg, meelde tuletada, et ka kõige traagiline asjaolud võivad muuta meid tugevamaks. Mitte läbi positiivne mõtlemine ja optimism, kuid läbi lootust ja reaalseid muutusi. Ja kui sa lähed läbi raske hooaja, las ta tõmbab sind Kristusele lähemale. Ärge kartke, Issand on sinuga.

Usklik lootus on hauatagusest, ja järgmises elus saadame näeb ja temaga. So even what kills us makes us stronger.

AKTSIATESSE

32 kommentaarid

  1. Buddyvastus

    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 albertvastus

    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. Michaelvastus

    This was a little surprising to read. I had never really thought about positive sayings in negative situations being a bad thing. Aga, jälle, 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. Frankyvastus

    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. raeneevastus

    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. GabeTavianovastus

    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, Ma olen hea, has been my theme song the past two years, reis. 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, reis. 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. Liamvastus

    reis, 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. Carlotavastus

    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. Tendekaivastus

    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. Charlesvastus

    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. Kathrynvastus

    Hi Trip

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

    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 Reynoldsvastus

    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. DeniseSheppardvastus

    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. BrandonPulleyvastus

    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!

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  17. Kailavastus

    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?” Aga, 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.

  18. CynthiaAghomonvastus

    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. roomlased 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

  19. kasewevastus

    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!….. Hoia õnnistatud!!!!!!!!!