English Article:JOURNEY FROM BITTERNESS TO SWEETNESS | Achsah Koshy
LIFE IS A JOURNEY FROM BIRTH TO DEATH THEN THOSE WHO ARE FOR CHRIST ENTERS INTO ETERNITY,A LIFE NEVER ENDS.MOST TIMES WE CHRISTAINS ARE WORRIED BECAUSE WE PUT OUR HOPE IN WORLDLY PLEASURES. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men(1 Corinthians 15:19).OUR HOPE SHOULD BE IN JESUS CHRIST.CAST ALL YOUR ANXITIES ON JESUS,BEACSUSE HE IS SO MUCH CONCERNED ABOUT YOU.
SOMETIMES WHEN YOU PRAY ,GOD DIDN’T ANSWER YOUR PRAYER AND YOU THINK GOD NEVER LISTENS TO YOU,BUT YOU ARE WRONG.SOMETIMES GOD UNANSWERED YOUR PRAYER BECAUSE THAT WAY OR PRAYER SEEMS RECKLESS BEFORE THE EYES OF GOD,ACTUALLY HE IS PROTECTING YOU.SOME BITTERNESS YOU ARE SUFFERING IS ACTUALLY A GAIN.BUT FOR HUMAN MIND IT’S TOO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND THE GODS PURPOSE BEHIND BITTERNESS.
BITTERNESS IS A TIME PERIOD IN YOUR CIRCLE OF LIFE TO COMPLETELY LEAN ON GOD.GOD ALLOWS BITTERNESS BECAUSE HE WANTS YOU TO KNOW HIM MORE,HE WANTS TO TEACH YOU ABOUT TRUST IN HUIMAN FAILS BUT GOD NEVER FAILS.HE IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR YOU.IN JOB 23:10 it says But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
In Ruth 1:20″Don’t call me Naomi, ” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. MARA MEANS bitter; sad, a symbolical name which Naomi gave to herself because of her misfortunes. SOME OF YOU WHO READING THIS MIGHT FACE LOT OF MISFORTUNES OR VERY BITTER EXPERIENCES BUT DON’T BE DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE THE SWEETNESS GOD STORE FOR YOU IS MUCH GREATER THAN WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH NOW.IN RUTH 4 WE CAN SEE THAT HOW GOD CHANGED NAVOMI’S DISAPPOINTMENT AND HOW GOD MADE HER HAPPY.THE WAY OF GOD IS BEYOND OUR EXPECTATION AND LIMITATIONS.
IN EXODUS 15:23-26
When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah. )
So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?”
Then Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became sweet. There the LORD made a decree and a law for them, and there he tested them.
He said, “If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”
IN MARA,GOD CHANGED WATER TASTED BITTER INTO SWEETNESS AND PROMISED ISRALITES THAT IF THEY CAREFULLY OBEY GOD’S VOICE AND COMMANDMENTS HE WILL HEALS THEM.IN THE SAME WAY IF WE ARE OBEDIENT TO GOD’S VOICES GOD WILL SURELY CHANGE OUR SITUVATION FROM BITTER TO SWEETNESS.GOD WE SERVE IS GREAT.
IN LUKE 1,WE CAN SEE HOW GOD TAKEN AWAY THE DISGRACE OF ZECHARAIAH AND ELIZABETH AMONG THE PEOPLE . IN.LUKE 1:6 IT IS WRITTEN THAT Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commandments and regulations blamelessly. BOTH ZECHARIAH AND ELIZABETH WERE UPRIGHT IN THE EYES OF GOD YET THEY HAVE DISGRACE AMONG PEOPLE.BUT WHEN THE GOD APPOINTED TIME CAME,GOD FAVORED THEM AND TAKENAWAY THEIR DISGRACE AMONG THE PEOPLE AND THE ANGEL OF GOD APPEARED BEFORE ZECHARIAH AND TOLD
“Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. IN LUKE 1: 13
But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard.
IN LUKE 1:25 IT IS WRITTEN THAT “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.”
NO GOOD THINGS GOD WITHHOLD FROM THOSE WHO ARE UPRIGHT BEFORE THE EYES OF GOD.
ARE YOU SUFFERING SADNESS,DISAPPOINTMENT,FRUSTRATIONS?YOU MAY LIVING A BLAMELESS LIFE BEFORE THE EYES OF GOD YET YOU ARE SUFFERING DISAPPOINTMENTS DON’T WORRY BELOVED YOUR PRAYER HAS BEEN ANSWERED,GOD HAS SHOWN HIS FAVOUR AND GOING TO TAKEWAY YOUR DISGRACE.TRUST GOD,HE IS ABLE.