KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 18:7 (KJV). “Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!”
In our last study we said to combat an offence from erupting in your heart, you must count all adverse situations as joy. A question arises out of this statement. How can one rejoice over a bad situation? Please this is the instruction of the word of God. We do not argue with God about His instruction. We believe and do it. This is what faith is all about. The situation may be bad, but say to yourself if God says I must Rejoice about it, then I Rejoice. Start thanking the Lord for that situation, declaring it is working out for your good (Rom 8:28)
In such moments you are pressurized from within to be worried. The act of worrying is what generates the offences. Some can even get bitter with God. This is walking into the trap of the devil. “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, is thereby many be defiled;” — Hebrews 12:15 (KJV)According to the scripture bitterness takes you out of the grace of God. Refuse to be bitter
The scriptures suggest you cast all your cares unto Him. “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”— 1 Peter 5:7 (KJV). The preceding verse before this one says humble yourself under God’s mighty hand. This is what makes you able to leave the problems, heartaches with the Lord.
Dear one, do everything to free yourself from offences. It is an invisible prison, that limits your horizon and makes everything look like a problem. Some people have walked all their lifetime carrying offences. They are angry with themselves, with their neighbour’ s and what have you? You are a living being and not an existing being. Start living, put up a smile on your face. Sing a song, bless somebody. Enjoy your life by casting away that offence. Remember it is your choice to stay happy and fulfilling
I have chosen to be happy, for the Joy of the Lord is my strength. Every day is sunshine for me, no matter what happens, if my Lord Jesus is reigning over all things then nothing can surely put me down.
Philippians 4:4 (KJV) “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again, I say, Rejoice.”
Philippians 4:6 (KJV). “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”