Join our study and walk through the Bible with us.

Latest topics
» Judging Origins By Tim Gustafson
Yesterday at 4:17 pm by LesBrewer

» SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:32 pm by LesBrewer

» Learning to Know God By Karen Wolfe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:08 pm by LesBrewer

» What is escapism?
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:15 am by LesBrewer

» Pressing On To Maturity -Study of the book of Hebrews!
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:59 pm by LesBrewer

» Just a Second By Dave Branon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:13 pm by LesBrewer

» Num 22:18-19
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:56 am by clark thompson

» Reason to Sing By Kirsten Holmberg
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:17 pm by LesBrewer

» Let There Be Light!
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 am by LesBrewer

» Into Our Storms By Adam Holz
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:39 pm by LesBrewer

» GOD THE GOD OF JUSTICE, JUDGMENT, AND REJUVENATION
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:17 pm by LesBrewer

» When One Hurts, All Hurt By Linda Washington
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:35 am by LesBrewer

» Faith, Love, and Hope By Lisa Samra
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:49 pm by LesBrewer

» How Long? By Bill Crowder
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:16 am by LesBrewer

» Acts 10:39-41
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:24 am by clark thompson

April 2018
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     

Calendar Calendar

Location Map
Bible Search
Search the Bible:


Examples: Psalm 27; John 15
love one another; Psalm 23

WEEKLY WISDOM

You are not connected. Please login or register

It’s Worth It By Marion Stroud

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1 It’s Worth It By Marion Stroud on Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:26 am

LesBrewer

avatar
It’s Worth It By Marion Stroud




Read: 2 Corinthians 11:24-33

If I must boast, I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity. —2 Corinthians 11:30





“I can’t do it,” Robert said, throwing his pencil down in despair. “It’s just too hard!” Reading, writing, and spelling seemed impossible to our dyslexic 9-year-old. At last, a solution was offered. But it was tough. We had to do reading and spelling practice with him for 20 minutes every evening—without exception. Sometimes we just didn’t feel like doing it, and at times we despaired of seeing progress. But we were committed to getting Robert’s reading age and his chronological age to match, so we battled on.

After 2 1/2 years, all the tears and struggles seemed infinitely worthwhile. Robert learned to read and spell. And we all learned patient endurance.

The apostle Paul suffered all sorts of hardships as he pursued his goal of sharing the good news of Jesus with those who had never heard. Persecuted, beaten, imprisoned, and misunderstood, sometimes he faced death itself (2 Cor. 11:25). But the joy of seeing people respond to his message made it all worthwhile.

If you feel that the task God has called you to is too hard, remember that the spiritual lessons and joy that are wrapped up in the journey may seem hidden at first, but they are certainly there! God will help you find them.
Sometimes we learn that hardships
Were blessings in disguise,
That earnest work and faith in God
Were proven to be wise. —Hess
The journey is as important as the destination.



Insight
As Paul recounts some of the things he has endured in the service of Christ, the scene from Damascus (vv.32-33) is of special interest. There, Paul’s aggressive preaching ministry created great tension in the Jewish community, resulting in his novel escape (see Acts 9:22-25).

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum