The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing. (Proverbs 10:28 NLT)
Godly are those who made themselves right with God and strive to stay right before Him by fully knowing their righteousness, sanctification and wisdom are only in Lord Jesus Christ.
The only way these godly/righteous can live is by setting their hope in God’s plan for their lives and the promises He made to them.
Such life brings great peace and will result in happiness because they eliminated the risk of depending on their own skills, abilities and smartness.
Often these godly look weak, incapable and vulnerable in the world’s eyes, but their success and joy would be shocking and indigestible! Secret is their hope – the source of unusual strength, wisdom and patience from God their Lord!
The bow of the mighty is now broken, and those who stumbled are now strong.
…He lifts the poor from the dust and the needy from the garbage dump. He sets them among princes, placing them in seats of honor.
…No one will succeed by strength alone.
…he increases the strength of his anointed one.” 1 Samuel 2:4, 8-10
The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time. Psalm 34:19
Miracles are addictive if you been there and tasted it!
As much as we hate those times of suffering/trials/persecution we love those times our Lord comes to our rescue. What a faithful God He is!
Without going thru’ troubles we could never experience the closer relationship with God and would never have the opportunity for Him to help us.
God’s presence is so obvious with those who stay humble and go thru’ a time of suffering. Whereas we see only pride and pomp in those who think they’re closer to God and only causing suffering to others.
May our challenging time not only bring us closer to the Lord, but let it help many experience the sweet presence of God.
1 Kings 19:11-13
His presence isn’t in the terrible blasting wind
His presence isn’t in the threatening earthquake
His presence isn’t in intense fire
But His presence is in the sound of a gentle whisper!
We are more effectively used (carry rich presence of God) during our suffering and post-suffering times than all those loud good times. Pride stays far from us due to those frequent sufferings, His presence stays closer to us as a result!
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10