Blind in the Trials - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series

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Bible Verses: John 9:1-3

“As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. ‘Rabbi,’ his disciples asked him, ‘why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?’ ’It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,’ Jesus answered. ‘This happened so the power of God could be seen in him. "

Reflect and Respond:

In your trials today, God wants you to know that He sees you and He is with you: "Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10. How can we pray for you today?

Prayer:

Father God, I pray that I would be a light to others even as You are a light to me. May I know your presence today and share your peace. Amen.

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a year ago
Yeah, I too have had my fair (unfair, really) share of adversity which made me ask God: why me Lord, and how long, Lord? Little did I know that perhaps God was using my situation to demonstrate His power and authority. Forgive me Lord God for not recognizing Your move in me.
a year ago
Jesua said to them, this man nor his parents sin, so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
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a year ago
Our son inlaw's son passed away suddenly yesterday. He's only 18 and he's like our grandson since we know him since he's little. It's so hard to comprehend and we know God has a reason. Please pray for the grieving parents, his brother as they're in such a turmoil at this time. Please pray for peace and acceptance. Thank you.
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a year ago
Natasha - I am sorry to hear of his passing! I am praying for peace and strength for the family as they grieve his loss! I pray they will feel God's arms around them right now!
a year ago
My son died in March and my mother in July of this year. I am having a hard time understanding how I can just ask God to take the pain and then I will have no pain. Please keep me in your prayers.
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a year ago
Lynette, thank you for your heartfelt (and painful) response. We lost a baby a couple of years ago. My wife has "moved on" but still has moments of sadness. That's natural. She loves God. She trusts Him. And some days the pain shows up.

I have counseled many people over the years. When it comes to the loss of a loved one, we grieve, which can take years. We miss them. So it is not just over.

I encourage you daily to cast your cares upon God. Grieve. Mourn. And also give yourself permission to get better. It's a process. You'll never forget. You're not supposed to. But your hope for the reunion will grow and will help you in your healing process.
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a year ago
That is a good lesson for me. I too have struggled with this question of why bad things happen to good people. Thanks for explaining and for removing my ignorance about the power of God.
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