We all know that life is not fair and balanced, it is not always good from our perspective and that it has as many ups and downs as there are canyons and mountains that cover the earth.
Joe Walsh wrote this in his song, entitled “Life’s been good”
Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through(Everybody say I'm cool, he's cool)I can't complain but sometimes I still do Life's been good to me so far.
How true are these words?
Are we lucky there is any sanity in this world?, Do we sometimes complain about something or someone?
Our part in this life though as Christians have nothing to do with us, but only how we respond so others can see Christ, we can play the victim or take on the role of the victor, no matter what we can survive in fear, or we can truly live in faith.
If you’re waiting on life to be fair, or good in a way that is different than it has been, then you’re in for a long wait or a never happy ending.
I am not trying to be a downer but it’s the truth, life is not what we make it, the things that happen in life help shape us, and if we forget we are in the hands of God our attitudes and perspective are bent and warped towards the world's and not Gods’.
Living a good life is learning to surrender all things to Christ who is good, God who takes all that comes our way in life, turns it into good for us and others and for His glory. Life’s challenges have been overcome by Christ, He has authority over all things, so all things must surrender to Him.
This means sickness, disease, poverty, prosperity, sin, death, finances, families, jobs, words, thoughts, worries, all things spiritual, physical and mental, all things that are extinct, all things now and all things to come are under His power.
This is freedom for us to know that Christ is in control, I do not need to worry about the things to come, for Christ has these things in His control.
This does not mean that bad things happen because He caused it, this means that whatever happens He is with us, this also does not give us the right to live and do as we please, it gives us the clarity and confidence to trust Christ Jesus in every part of our life, and when we do then we can truly say, “Life’s been good to me so far “ and as long as I am with Christ it always will be, for He alone is good always, no matter what.
God’s word says this:
“Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.” Matthew 28:18CSB
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were created through him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. In him was life, and that life was the light of men.” John 1:1-4CSB
“What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He did not even spare his own Son but offered Him up for us all. How will he not also with him grant us everything? Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies. Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is the one who died, but even more, has been raised; he also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us. Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: Because of you we are being put to death all day long; we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:31-39CSB
“What should we say then? Is there injustice with God? Absolutely not! For he tells Moses, I will show mercy to whom I will show mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then, it does not depend on human will or effort but on God who shows mercy. For the Scripture tells Pharaoh, I raised you up for this reason so that I may display my power in you and that my name may be proclaimed in the whole earth. So then, he has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy and he hardens whom he wants to harden. You will say to me, therefore, “Why then does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?” But who are you, a mere man, to talk back to God? Will, what is formed say to the one who formed it, “Why did you make me like this?” Or has the potter no right over the clay, to make from the same lump one piece of pottery for honor and another for dishonor? And what if God, wanting to display His wrath and to make his power known, endured with much patience objects of wrath prepared for destruction? And what if he did this to make known the riches of his glory on objects of mercy that He prepared beforehand for glory — on us, the ones he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles? As it also says in Hosea, I will call Not My People, My People, and she who is Unloved, Beloved.” Romans 9:14-25 CSB
“If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Christ died and returned to life for this: that he might be Lord over both the dead and the living. But you, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or you, why do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For it is written, As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will give praise to God. So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.”Romans 14:8-12 CSB
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