What is the first thing we do, how is it that we in this flesh react to it?
Angered, mad, want to get back at them, grow stronger, build better restraints to stop the enemy from entering again.
Turning to God and yelling, screaming get them.
Are you with me so far, have you thought of that one or those people you just have trouble with forgiving? Have you begun to get mad, remembering what happened that you do not like and do not want to face, just sweep it under the carpet, until it comes up again as right now?
So what do we do with this? I know we hear all the time, just give it to God, well how do I do that and be settled in that?
We hear love neighbor as self, and if we do not love neighbor as self or as God loves us we don't understand and become even more frustrated right, at least this did happen to me?
Then we hear give up and let God, God is the creator, how can "I" let God, "I" am the creation?
So all these tragedies happen here to me, you, you and you here on earth, and we respond mad, going to get stronger, become wiser, and trust God, do we not?
Tell me where is humility, where is talking to God saying to God, thank you for this tragedy or that bad childhood upbringing, "I" know realize whatever has happened to me has, and there is nothing I can do to change it, "IT IS WHAT IT IS" whether I like it or not.
Now Father please teach me how to react and not convict?
Since you did the below:
1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.
1 John 2:2 and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
How about instead of trying to love our neighbor as self or as God, creating this to be and be caught on the merry-go-round, over and over again, worried, stressed, angered, frustrated, all in and of our flesh that is natural to do react and act stronger as we learn.
Why not respond to God in God's Mercy with Thank You, for this Mercy through Christ? I mean we are the creation not the creator are we?
God is not a vending machine is God?
So repent is in order "once" to turn to God in wanting to know God, his righteousness, peace and joy found through his Holy Spirit given to us the first day we believed. The next is have we continued to believe and trust God all in all, or have we decided to build better fortresses? Be stronger, ready for the enemy to thwart the enemies attack on us?
Maybe we need to see what God did for us again and what Paul was the minister of: Humility?
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22 in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23 if ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Now see what Christ said about humbleness:
Matthew 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Then James says:
James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
And Peter confirms:
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
So can we endure tragedy(s)? Can we trust God all the way through, as we do get attacked by the enemy, Flesh, the world, that are not redeemed? Can we by God in faith to God live above our circumstances?
Or are we going to try to get stronger, build better flesh, stronger flesh, and be all we can be?
Praying whoever reads here sees, as it is God that does the real revealation to me, you, you and you, seeing the difference here what is explained in flesh and Spirit of God. How we as flesh are taught every time we are down we are to stand back up and become stronger and more forgiving, when flesh can't, not perfectly anyway and is why we need each to ask God the Father for the new life and where is that doorway to it?
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
10 that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Thanks to all and love to all.