Skip to main content

‘What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’

2 Corinthians 4: 8-9 (NIVUK)

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

In real life we all face interesting and difficult times in our lives, your job is coming to an end, you don’t know whether you will find something else in time.  Your children drive you crazy and just don’t listen.  Your finances are in a state and you just don’t see how you are going to cope with the bills.  The list is endless, then you may have heard this song ‘What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger!’

As Christians, life is just as difficult and I believe sometimes even worse than not being a Christian.  It seems we seem to see more ‘flames’ than most people.  Our pressure grows and because we are Christians, it seems more intense.  I remember telling my one friend that I really don’t want to be elastic.  She asked me why, I said ‘I think God pulls me out, out, out and it seems I am going to break.  Just like elastics.’  She turned around say ‘No, God gives you what you can handle that very minute.’  True.

Popular posts from this blog

Develop yourself!

Joel Osteen is an excellent Pastor.
Thank you, Joel.

#Jesus #Christ

Acts 2:38-40 (ICB) 38 Peter said to them, “Change your hearts and lives and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 This promise is for you. It is also for your children and for all who are far away. It is for everyone the Lord our God calls to himself.” 40 Peter warned them with many other words. He begged them, “Save yourselves from the evil of today’s people!”
I say we are too caught up in our own little worlds, we believe that we are capable of so much and that when times are difficult then we call on the Lord Jesus.  When nothing happens and we do not receive answered prayers we lose hope and start looking for new ways to get out of the mess we find ourselves in.
In the International Children’s Bible we read that “change your hearts and lives and be baptized,”  the words that stood out for me is “change your hearts and lives.”  I have been thinking about these words.  Something m…

Duane's World

Duane interviewing Storm
live from Jo'burg