31 July 2007

Struggling.

Why are you struggling? Struggling for existence, struggling to survive. Maybe you no longer have faith in God or maybe you have forgotten to trust in him. Remember the following words; trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your path. If you believe this then there will be no need for you to struggle.
Here is a story you may learn from, there was a man who decided to take a trip on an old wooden sailing ship. While out on the deck one day he saw one of the crewmembers climbing the ropes, going up to the crow's nest. When he was about half way up, the ship pitched to one side and he was thrown overboard. When he hit the water, he began to scream for help, and flail his arms wildly, as he struggled to survive. The traveller watched as the sailor walked over to the rail of the ship, and calmly observed the man in the water. After a short while the man in the water tired, and began to sink. It was then the sailor standing by the rail jumped into the water and rescued the drowning man. After both men were safely on board, the traveller went over to the sailor and asked him why he waited so long to rescue the victim. The sailor calmly replied thus;

"I have found that as long as a man is struggling in the water, there is a greater chance that he will get us both killed if I jump in too quickly, and try to save him."

I have learned that it is better to let them struggle awhile, and when they come to the end of their own strength, I can then jump in and rescue them.

If you are also drowning like the man in the story, already fallen from your place of comfort and safety, and you are now struggling to survive. You need to ask God to come to your rescue immediately. It is possible that the Lord is waiting until you have come to the end of yourself, and stop struggling in a vain attempt to save yourself, through any means. When you finally admit you can't save yourself, God will jump into the water and save you! He only can restore all lost hope, when you find yourself lost in life, hopeless, helpless and held hostage by the devil, call him to the rescue.

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channelofhealing said...

Hi bola, we are all guilty of trying to help ourselves most of the time.
when one struggles with our God believe me one can't win... we just have to believe in God and wait for His help at all times.

Godbless you.

Bola said...

Thnks channelofhealing,I pray that all of us including myself will learn to give the reins of our life an its affairs to the Lord and persist to seek out his consent at all times.