Planned Parenthood is promoting the idea that only 3% of their services are abortions, but, they are not stating true facts to the public. Check out this article, and watch the video, to see how Planned Parenthood comes up with the 3% figure. The facts will amaze you!
I am republishing a wonderful article entitled “Why does God allow us to go through trials and tribulations?”, that was published by gotQuestions?org. We all ask this question, at one time and another, since we all encounter challenges and trials. And, I am very impressed with this answer.
Answer: One of the most difficult parts of the Christian life is the fact that becoming a disciple of Christ does not make us immune to life’s trials and tribulations. Why would a good and loving God allow us to go through such things as the death of a child, disease and injury to ourselves and our loved ones, financial hardships, worry and fear? Surely, if He loved us, He would take all these things away from us. After all, doesn’t loving us mean He wants our lives to be easy and comfortable? Well, no, it doesn’t. The Bible clearly teaches that God loves those who are His children, and He “works all things together for good” for us (Romans 8:28). So that must mean that the trials and tribulations He allows in our lives are part of the working together of all things for good. Therefore, for the believer, all trials and tribulations must have a divine purpose.
As in all things, God’s ultimate purpose for us is to grow more and more into the image of His Son (Romans 8:29). This is the goal of the Christian, and everything in life, including the trials and tribulations, is designed to enable us to reach that goal. It is part of the process of sanctification, being set apart for God’s purposes and fitted to live for His glory. The way trials accomplish this is explained in 1 Peter 1:6-7: “In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which perishes, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” The true believer’s faith will be made sure by the trials we experience so that we can rest in the knowledge that it is real and will last forever.
Trials develop godly character, and that enables us to “rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us” (Romans 5:3-5). Jesus Christ set the perfect example. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). These verses reveal aspects of His divine purpose for both Jesus Christ’s trials and tribulations and ours. Persevering proves our faith. “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
However, we must be careful never to make excuses for our “trials and tribulations” if they are a result of our own wrongdoing. “By no means let any of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler” (1 Peter 4:15). God will forgive our sins because the eternal punishment for them has been paid by Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. However, we still have to suffer the natural consequences in this life for our sins and bad choices. But God uses even those sufferings to mold and shape us for His purposes and our ultimate good.
Trials and tribulations come with both a purpose and a reward. “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. . . . Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him” (James 1:2-4,12).
Through all of life’s trials and tribulations, we have the victory. “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ.” Although we are in a spiritual battle, Satan has no authority over the believer in Christ. God has given us His Word to guide us, His Holy Spirit to enable us, and the privilege of coming to Him anywhere, at any time, to pray about anything. He has also assured us that no trial will test us beyond our ability to bear it, and “he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Wonderful thoughts by Walt Disney, quoted by “Serenity” Blog on WordPress.
Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
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Next week I will be having a birthday, again! This brings to mind the year that I turned 50, which hit me hard! In the process of working through my shock, I wrote a poem that paved the way for me through the following years. I am posting it for anyone is who having a difficult time accepting their age, feeling that time has passed them by and they have missed the opportunity to achieve their dreams. I have aged 20 years, since I wrote this poem, and I have accomplished more than I ever had in the previous 50 years, all put all together! So, never think that it is too late or that you cannot achieve your dreams.
I just turned 50, and, oh what a shock! It’s now half a century, and, I’ve “been round the block”.
My body is aching, from injuries of old, and the hairs will keep graying, from what I’ve been told.
My teeth are, constantly, in need of repair, and, I see sagging muscles where my body is bare.
The print keeps getting smaller, when I try to read, and, I’m beginning to feel like a cat that’s been treed.
There’s no escape and no turning back, and, acceptance is hard, —- I don’t want to stay on this track!
Now, the only reasonable thing to do, is to think of this transition, with thoughts anew.
I’ve earned some gold stars, along the way, and all that I learned, will come into play.
With each new experience, came a lesson so true, so that, now, I am ready to start life anew!
There are so many things, I have yet to do, and, the years that are left, are precious and few.
Although I have said, “a hundred I’ll be”, five decades go fast, from what I can see.
So, instead of thinking, that “I’m over the hill”, I’ll head for the mountain, and climb on still.
The way is prepared, and God has a plan, to lead me to how, I may benefit “man”.
Copyright 1996 Delores Malcomson
You have my permission to publish this, as long as you put my name in the credits, Delores.