2 Corinthians 4:8-11 “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies. Yes, we live under constant danger of death because we serve Jesus, so that the life of Jesus will be evident in our dying bodies.”
Life comes with its own hassles and tassels. And being a Christian is not a guarantee of exception from daily life struggles and problems. I once heard of a story of a young girl who was on a plane amidst many other adults. She was barely 8, and she sat comfortably buckled up and reading a comic book when the plane shuddered as it entered some turbulence. While everyone was panicking and worried for their lives, the little girl seemed carefree, unbothered and joyful while she continued reading her book. Luckily, the turbulence subsided and calm was restored within the plane.
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The adult passengers were perplexed. They could not understand why the young girl was so calm in such a life threatening situation. In fact, some of them drew conclusions that the girl was too young to understand what was happening at the time. However, when the little girl was confronted by one concerned passenger, her response was priceless: “The pilot of this aircraft is my father. He knows that I am in this plane and that I trust for him to bring me to a safe landing. I have tremendous faith that my father will do anything in his power to keep me safe. That is why I was unworried!”
Now, let me ask you a question! How many of us have that amount of faith in God? How many of us believe that despite the turbulence we come across in our lives that God is our pilot and He will keep us safe? That is the beauty of having faith in God. Though we will pass through storms, we are guaranteed to have God right beside us! Being a Christian is not an exception to facing life’s challenges, but we are sure that we are not facing them on our own. And no matter how hard the troubles hit, we might be bent, but definitely not broken!