“Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” – John 9:1-2
Have you ever been through a tough time in life and the best people can offer you is to suggest that “maybe you were not praying enough”, or “there is a sin in your life”? Whatever their reasons, it’s not new, it also happened in the days of Jesus.
One day, as Jesus was passing by with His disciples, they saw a man who was blind from birth, without any compassion, pity or love, all His disciples could think about was “sin”. You must understand that in those days, people were very sin conscious due to the law and many believed that nothing just happens without a reason, but the reason they gave was not the reason Jesus gave for the man’s predicament.
Infact, they only had two suggestions why such thing will happen to that man; either his sin or that of his parents. They could not think of any other good and godly reasons, but hear what Jesus said:
“Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.” – John 9:3
Jesus has an opinion concerning the issues of your life if you will seek His face. His opinion is the only valid and ultimate one you must believe. While everyone might condemn you, He doesn’t and will never condemn you, while others may point fingers at your faults and come up with reasons why you had a relationship breakdown or why your children are so rebellious or why things are not working for you, I also want to suggest to you among other voices that it might just be for the glory of God; that the works of God should be revealed in you.
Take a look at this scripture In Ecclesiastes 3:10 – “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time ….” (NLT)
There is a time for affliction and a time for coming out of that affliction, there is a time for sickness and there is also a time for healing, there is a time for setbacks and there is also a time for breakthrough. When we find ourselves in places we don’t desire in life, we must not forget that our light affliction is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory (2 Cor. 4:17) and He make all things beautiful in its own time.
Your pain today is for His glory tomorrow, have faith in God and you will see the goodness of Lord in your life.
Father, let the weight of Your glory replace the weight of my pain in Jesus name.
God bless you.