In 1st Thessalonians 3:1-8 Paul writes to a group new believers who suddenly find themselves in some great difficulties because they ere being persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ and our text shows how Paul reassured them and from this passage I want to share with you some truth about hard times.
A student learns from hard times:
A victim looks at everyone else and cries out, "Life isn't fair" but a student looks at life and says, "what happened to me could have happened to anyone."
A victim believes their hard times have come because God is trying to punish them and a student understands that God allows hard times in order to help them grow.
A victim would rather complain than find a solution and a student has no time to complain because they are busy making the best of the situation.
A victim feels so sorry for themselves and have no time for others and a student focuses on helping others so that they have no time to feel sorry for himself.
A victim feels sorry for themselves
A victim begs God to remove the problems of life so that they might be happy and a student has learned through the problems of life that God alone is the source of all true happiness.
That’s a real blood bought believers position because we believe so much in the sovereignty of God that when hard times come, we know that God is at work for our good and His glory.
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