Turning Personal Loss into Public Gain

I have witnessed it over and over: people’s greatest ministry is often built on the platform of their greatest brokenness. They are living examples of what Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4: “… the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” It’s vital that we not waste our pain but recycle and redeem it.

Presson, Ramon (2011-03-01). When Will My Life Not Suck?: Authentic Hope for the Disillusioned (p. 65). New Growth Press. Kindle Edition.

God has shown His Goodness to me. He has shown me that all things happen for my very best and I must set the example of Christ in all situations in my life. Even when things go wrong and I have trouble, He tells me to be patient and trust Him. He will settle things. I have undergone financial loss, sickness, humiliation at the workspot and difficulties at home and many other things. But He has not let me down, He has provided for me and my family and taken care of me. This is the circumstances He allows in my life so that I may gain a share of Christ’s Glory. I learn to trust Him, be kind, patient, not lust, not desire, not covet, be faithful. I think in a certain way: a righteous man is one who will not cheat, but a faithful one is one who loves and helps even in difficult situations. I see how much I love my neighbour and how God wants me to love them. I see the price He paid for me on the cross and in His Life on earth and the attitude He tells me to have. I have experienced the Holy Spirit’s leading.

Come to this life. Jesus has died on the cross for all the sins you have ever committed and wants to forgive you and make you a child of God so you can be with Him for all eternity. He died on the cross and rose again on the third day, never to die again. Jesus came to give life-an abundant life (read the Bible: John chapter 10 & verse 10).

If you have not received Jesus into your life, you can kneel and pray this simple prayer:

Lord Jesus thank you for your love for me and dying for my sins on the cross. By your blood, I can be cleansed from my sins and start a new life. Please forgive my sins and come into my life as Saviour and Lord. Thank you for forgiving me and accepting me. Lead me into the new way of life where I put away the old bad way of life and start a new divine life. Amen.

Read the Bible. It is God’s love letter to you (I mean it, we see God’s Kindness to those who follow Him and His wrath towards sin and sinners who do not repent). Start with the Gospel of Mark and then read Romans. Then complete the rest of the New Testament and then the Old Testament. May the Lord bless you.

Seth Bhagwandas

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