Explaining tribulation or why does it hurt?
We fail at explaining tribulation. Instead we complain within. I comprehend so little. Because, I depend so much on what I see, hear, taste, touch, or smell, I allow the flesh to control the agenda.
The Lord’s focuses on getting us past the natural. When we first meet Him, our flesh cries out. And, Jesus works wonders in our lives.
However, we grow out of infancy. We gradually learn to ignore the senses and substitute Truth. But, we only see aggravation—as the flesh is put in it’s place.
Explaining tribulation ignores the world
If it didn’t hurt, we would ignore the discipline.“Remember, as the vision of the natural leaves, the heavenly dawns.” As I was reading Broken Bread by Follette this morning, this phrase smacked me upside the head. I received a glimpse of the true purpose of my trials. He teaches me to ignore the senses of the flesh so that my spiritual eyes might be opened.
Actually, I see the Truth explaining tribulation as I walk in faith. I learn patience by ignoring the wait and expecting the victorious revelation of His path for me. I experience trust as the “last minute” deliverance quiets my writhing.
The miraculous delivery is delayed
And, my soul rants and raves as it examines the report of the senses with worldly wisdom. “It’s not fair,” comes the shout in my mind. “She received better,” my soul whines. “But, I prayed. Serving others wasted my time. I’ve got to do something. Where’s the Lord?”
No! You must focus on the Kingdom and the quiet voice within. The Spirit provides the glimpse of reality needed to trust. If we look to Him and listen to the wise Word given, the pain fades as we see the future opening before our eyes. Tribulation is working. Alleluia!