什么不杀了我

当你正在经历一个困难时期, 人们总是不知道该说些什么. 其结果是毫无意义的陈词滥调或陈腐的企图你振作起来. 我一直有一个老生常谈的问题phrases-的那种,这并不意味着任何东西的人说他们实际上并不帮助他们听到的人. 傻之类的东西, “金达”和“它会变得更好。”真的? 你怎么知道的? 你不给他们做光你的朋友带来任何好处, 未植根于什么蓬松的希望. 当深深的痛苦命中,我们需要坚如磐石的真相,以维持美国.

在他与癌症回合, 克里斯托弗·希钦斯表示了同样的挫折与一些我们身边扔了毫无意义的短语. 他花了几页攻击其中一人在他的书, Mortality. 他说, “尤其是, 我稍微停下发出公告称,“杀不死我令我更坚强。”他接着说, “在野蛮物理世界......还有太多的事情会杀了你, 不杀你, 然后离开你相当弱。“你不能只是觉得喜悦?

这听起来令人沮丧, 但我认为希钦斯是正确的,从某种意义上说. 这是很可能的,我们可以经历困难的事情,只有削弱我们,并让我们更接近死亡. 我能想象有人问的问题, “怎么会事这可怕的让我更强大?” 即使是最积极的人可以通过我们的堕落世界的残酷细分. 乐观只能存活这么多的殴打,直到它打破, 与现实终于呛出来. 一旦响起可爱的词现在似乎一文不值. 不过是善意的情绪希金斯进攻永远真? 我想是这样.

如果这是真的?

“什么不杀了我令我更坚强”可以成真, 但只有当有什么东西超出了这个生活. 如果今生, 这个世界, 而这身都是有, 希钦斯是正确的. 这是一个谎言. 这好比说, “什么东西不能总我的车使它更强大。”这是荒谬的. 你不得不忽视的真相相信. 但是如果我们的临时审判有某种永恒的意义它改变了一切.

保罗告诉我们, “所有的事情为那些谁爱上帝,被称为根据他的目的的良好合作。”这节经文,有时被滥用, 但它在全部圣经中最美丽的承诺1. 这并不意味着,基督徒是不可战胜的. 我们所有的人都将面临审判, 但我们不能最终被他们打败. 甚至我们最可怕的敌人, 像痛苦和死亡, 成为我们在基督里的朋友, 因为他们最终有利于我们的工作.

所以这些破坏性试验实际上使究竟如何我们更强大? 这里有三种方式 (有显著重叠):

1. 他们让我们依靠耶稣

当我觉得一切在我的生活很顺利, 我的心脏立即退我进自力更生. 它永远不会失败. 我开始祈祷少,因为我下意识地认为我不缺什么. 我变得骄傲,因为我觉得我的一切的原因进展顺利. 在那个时代, 我忘了神的好礼物送礼者, 我仍然需要他来支持我. 我假设我有权给所有他的慈爱.

但是,当试验来到我们的方式, 他们向我们展示了自己的弱点. 疾病提醒我们是多么的脆弱, 裁员提醒我们,辛勤工作并不能保证任何事情, 和冲突提醒我们,我们需要耶稣在我们生活的每一个领域.

2 科林蒂安 12 欣慰的是,我在软弱的时候. 保罗承认,上帝给了他一个审判“保持 [他] 由偏快转为自负。“他说,他在他的弱点很乐意拥有, 而他的内容有各类试验. 保罗怎么会是内容,甚至感到高兴他的试验? 我认为保罗是说,这些试验清楚地表明,他需要神的恩典和力量. 自力更生是软肋, 和基督的依赖就是力量. 所以保罗说, “当我软弱, 那么我是坚强的。“

2. 他们让我们更象耶稣

我们将永远无法忍受破坏性试验,直到我们意识到我们的舒适性和良好的健康是不是出了什么最重要. 舒适和健康是好东西,上帝喜悦给我们. 但上帝对我们的生活主要的意志,我们会像耶稣. 而且他甚至愿意用试验来实现这一目标. 希伯来书 12 说, “[神] 管教我们为我们好, 我们可以分享他的圣洁。“在上帝的健身房训练,有时受伤, 但他会让我们更强大.

詹姆士 1:2 想到, 在那里,他告诉我们要“算这一切欢乐, 我的兄弟们, 当你遇到各种试验…“我们之所以要算它的快乐是它产生的基督性格. 我们的谦卑比我们的幸福更重要. 这是更好地为身体虚弱,精神上强.

3. 他们让我们早就想与耶稣

我们的心被削弱罪, 我们经常发现自己渴望更多的这是什么世界提供. 但是,当这个世界的欢乐暂时从我们被, 我们提醒地球不是我们的家. 我们的公民在别处.

我喜欢住在尼斯酒店, 当我做我尝试采取一切特权优势. 但后来我开始想念我的妻子, 然后我意识到我没有我的意思是把衣服, 然后我意识到客房服务的一半左右为我妻子的厨艺好. 这让我想起,这家酒店是不是我的家. 未满足的欲望使我早就想在家里. 这个地球是不是属于我们, 和审判提醒我们,我们的天堂在别处, 与我们的主. 会有天堂里没有未满足的欲望, 因为我们的主会满足我们的所有的渴望. 他将废除痛,永远倒他的恩典在对我们.

因此,下一次你有一个朋友通过一个艰难的时间去, 提醒他们,即使是最悲惨的情况下,可以使我们更强大. 不通过积极的思维和乐观, 而是通过真正的希望和真正的变革. 当你正在经历一个艰难的赛季, 让它吸引你更接近基督. 不要害怕, 上帝与你同在.

信徒的希望是超越了坟墓, 并在接下来的生活中,我们会像和他. So even what kills us makes us stronger.

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  1. Buddy回复

    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 albert回复

    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. 迈克尔·回复

    This was a little surprising to read. I had never really thought about positive sayings in negative situations being a bad thing. 但, 再次, 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. Franky回复

    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. raenee回复

    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. GabeTaviano回复

    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, 我很好, has been my theme song the past two years, 旅. 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, 旅. 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. Liam回复

    旅, 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. Carlota回复

    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. Tendekai回复

    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. 查尔斯回复

    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. 凯瑟琳回复

    Hi Trip

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

    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 Reynolds回复

    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. DeniseSheppard回复

    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. BrandonPulley回复

    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. Debbie回复

    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. Kaila回复

    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?” 但, 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. CynthiaAghomon回复

    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. 罗马书 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. 回复

    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!….. 祝好运!!!!!!!!!