This word brought more than I could “fathom”.
Do you feel earthly life should have no obstacles?
Can Christ followers expect an easier life?
Are some obstacles acceptable?
As I study the Word, I see how my view of life on this earth has been in error. As I minister to and walk with hurting and stuck people, I recognize places I am still there too. I return to repent and seek His wisdom and revelation.
Thankfully He is generous through the Bible and sharing when we listen!
Yes, His Word does say we will do immeasurably more… Eph 3:20
But I also read those verses many glance past…
In this world you will have trouble… John 16:33
You are blessed when you are persecuted… Matthew 5:11
Count it all joy when you face trials… James 1:2
As we come into the Kingdom with our yes to Jesus, we are now not only of this world but also a threat.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Matthew 10:16
God gives wisdom generously. His answers are the only ones that will bring the peace needed when the obstacles seem too large. Ask – seek – knock…