神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16)

​【双语灵修】葛培理:超越苦难(2018-2-7)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2018年02月07日 09:18

超越苦难 TRIUMPH OUT OF TRAGEDY

“我靠着那加给我力量的,凡事都能做。”  腓立比书 4:13 

For I am do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power. Philippians  4:13 TLB

一个朋友告诉我一个见证。他的一个朋友遇到麻烦,知道他是基督徒,就去问他:如果我靠耶稣得到重生,这些麻烦是不是就没有了?我的朋友告诉他:你的麻烦不会消失,但是你会有力量应付。想想吧,我们的麻烦和问题不会消失,但是我们会有力量去应付。这种应付麻烦的力量,让我们基督徒不断成长、强壮,以至于可以抵挡魔鬼和凶恶。如果我们所有问题一次性解决了,我们可能永远也长不大了。我们可能连拿一个纸袋的力量都没有了。

耶稣在客西马尼花园的祷告是一个伟大的祷告。“他就稍往前走,俯伏在地,祷告说:“我父啊,倘若可行,求你叫这杯离开我。然而,不要照我的意思,只要照你的意思。”(太26:39)。这就是主的力量和能力的来源。保罗不喜欢身上的刺,但是他接受了。“他对我说:‘我的恩典够你用的,因为我的能力是在人的软弱上显得完全。’所以,我更喜欢夸自己的软弱,好叫基督的能力覆庇我。” (林后12:9)不管你遇到怎样的麻烦,基督愿意和你一起面对。求告他的名,他必有预备和应许。他不会拿去你的麻烦,但是他会给你力量去面对和应付,直至胜过。

A friend told me the story of a non-believing friend of his who came to him in the midst of a very troubled day. Knowing that my friend is a Christian, the man asked him, “If I get born again, will all of my problems go away?”“No,” said my friend, “but you will have the power to deal with them.”Think about that. Our problems won’t go away, but we will have the power to deal with them. The power to deal with problems produces a muscular Christian who is capable of doing combat with the evil one. If we could dismiss all of our problems with a single stroke, we would be the most shallow of individuals. We would be spiritual “wimps” unable to fight our way out of wet paper bags!

The prayer of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane is perhaps the greatest prayer ever uttered. Our Lord asked that this cup of crucifixion, which was about to be thrust upon Him, might be taken away. But then, in the very next breath He said, “Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt” (Matthew 26:39). What a prayer! What strength! What power!When the apostle Paul asked God to remove his “thorn in the flesh,” God did not remove it, saying instead, “My grace is sufficient for thee” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Christ desires to be with you in whatever crisis you may find yourself. Call upon His name. See if He will not do as He promised He would. He will not make your problems go away, but He will give you the power to deal with and overcome them.


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