“Dear God i have obeyed you. Why is everything now so horrible? I thought things are supposed to be fine after obedience. Why has it gotten worse?”
If you can relate to this, welcome to the realm of the mysterious wisdom of God.
Obedience is learned. And the lessons don’t come easy or cheap. With obedience comes spiritual authority and to get there, one must learn patience, and perseverance. How do you learn that if you do not go through difficulties?
Jesus learned obedience by the things he suffered.
Hebrews 5:8-9 (NLT)
8 Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. 9 In this way, God qualified him as a perfect High Priest, and he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him.
Think about this for a moment: He left the glory of being in heaven at God’s right hand, came to earth and subjected to all the limitations and ‘messed- upness’ of being human.
You would think if God in human flesh came down to live among men, he would be adored and worshipped instantly. No. For Jesus, he wasn’t. He was poor, He was not believed, and he was insulted, ridiculed, despised and ultimately executed like a common criminal.
But through all that, emerged something beautiful and eternal; Salvation, grace and glory. It came through a huge obedient sacrifice, but it was all worth it.
So yeah, out of your pain filled obedience, something beautiful will emerge. And it will all be worth it.
Feel free to use the comment section to share your struggles or encourage someone. Let’s love on one another! 🙂