God Is Not Mad At You Or Against You!

Posted: March 1, 2013 in Articles, Religion
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John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Zephaniah 3:17: The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love He will rejoice over you with singing.

Just because things are not going the way that you have planned or desired for them to go does not mean that God is mad at you or that He is against you like far too many Christians feel on a daily even hourly basis.

We as brothers and sisters in Christ attribute too much of the negative machinations that occur in our lives to God or the devil when the reality is that most of what happens to us is brought onto us by our own actions or varying generational curses that we or those around us (often family or loved ones) have spoken or allowed to be spoken into our lives.

Even knowing that this is true (that God does not cause the negative but does often allow it) many of us walk around dejected with our heads down and our countenance low instead of realizing that though negative circumstances and situations will occur (Jesus admonished us that they would) that God has nothing but love in His heart towards us because He IS pure love in itself and cannot do anything but love us and perfectly at that.

Our flesh, the devil, family, friends, other loved ones, society, (all of which (who are unknowingly or unknowingly being influenced by the devil) etc., continually blast us with negativity or with positivity that is underneath the surface of it negative and instead of seeking the truth in the situation we often get angry, hurt, sad, or depressed in trying to deal with it instead of turning to His word which is chock full of remedies to cure our hearts, minds, bodies, spirits, and souls when they become sick or infected with the ails of this world.

In my inner-city ministry I often instruct the youth to think of the Bible as an instruction manual for your life much like an instruction manual that comes along with the games and the gaming machines that they often play for hours at a time.

Each of them know that while they can play a game or utilize a gaming machine without reading the instruction manual the experience is often not what it would’ve been if they had taken the time to sit down, read the book, follow the instructions, and apply the knowlege that maker or creator of the game or game system gave that came along inside the box to help them be successful and enjoy the game the way that it was intended.

God gave us the Bible which is our own, personal instruction manual to be used and applied to every facet and every area of our lives yet in too many homes they are found lying dusty on a forgotten table or it’s precepts can be found lying dormant in the backs of many believer’s minds and often just as dusty as the one that sits unused on the forementioned table because too often we as believers find it easier to try and utilize our own imperfect wisdom or the fallable wisdom of this world in the place of God’s pure and perfecty infallable wisdom.

I encourage you today to stop listening to what the world, your family, the media, your friends, and yes even other “Christians” are saying to you about your situation and then stop, pray, wait for God to speak to you on it.

While awaiting for Him to speak to you take the opportunity to first pray and ask God (with faith) for understanding of what you are about to read and then dig into His Holy word which most certainly holds the answers to any and all of your problems because nothing that any of us have every experienced cannot be found within the binders of that great book that has nothing but the unadulterated truth to guide us.

This doesn’t mean that you ignore your brothers and sisters knowledge or run from their accountability; no, but as in all things bring yourself and every piece of baggage that you have with you to the altar and lay yourself and all of that luggage at His feet and ask Him to help you not only deal with it but even better to have complete victory over it BEFORE you seek the advice of others.

I know from experience that when His word says in Proverbs 8:17: “I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me.” and in Hebrews 11:6: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” that He has been diligent and faithful in His dealings with me once I (in faith) laid all of the pretense, all of the religion, all of the wrong attitudes and made the choice to lay my soul completely bare and exposed before Him.

I feel strongly today that there are people out there who are reading this that are exactly where this word that was given to me by the Lord is at right now and I know perfectly how you feel because I’ve been there on numerous occasions myself yet I tell you that my peace in all situations has blossomed as I’ve grown in the Lord and developed a deeper relationship with Him.

You feel lost, you feel helpless, you know what to do but you somehow don’t do it, you feel that God cannot help you, you feel like He doesn’t understand, and the list goes on and on yet I’m here to tell you that the very fact that you’re reading this word that is written by a man who never had any writing experience until God started speaking to Him a couple of years ago at a youth camp during a prayer session for the kids (ain’t God great! I was praying to help Kids and He released something in me as He released things in them!) and now the world is often cofounded as He uses me to speak to speak to those that love Him.

He wants you to know that He has every answer to every problem that you are going through but He has not been able to help you not because He cannot but because you have been loathe due to pride, frustration, apathy, and plain, old disobedience to bring yourself and your issues to Him.

He loves you my friend and I pray that you realize that when He looks at you He is proud of what He has made!

He loves you and He wants you to know that He is always with you!

He loves you and He wants you to know that He often caresses your brow to try to brush back the worry that shows on your face because you refuse to trust Him with it!

He desires a close, personal, robust, and everlasting relationship with you and His operators are standing by awaiting your call and your call will go straight through to Him as He is always on the other line never putting down the receiver.

May the Lord our God richly bless you today and I leave you with a Holy kiss from a brother that loves you with the love of Jesus Christ!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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