Spiritual Blog - Hits the Fan

Luke 13:1-5 – “Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate?  3 “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.  4 “Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem?  5 “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”  NASU


Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.  Life is not equal or always fair in the sense of our human understanding.  Good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people.  We cannot control every event of life and accepting Jesus as our Savior and living an upright life WILL NOT make you immune to trouble and inequity.  It will give you a solace, and hope of eternity that is steadfast but will not eliminate all your problems in life.

If you live expecting all your troubles to disappear because you are a Christian you are going to be extremely disappointed and disillusioned.  James even advised that we were to ‘count it all joy’ when trouble comes and we are told not to consider the fiery trials that come our way ‘strange’ or ‘unusual’.  Trials in and of themselves are not necessarily good but all the events and experiences of life are ‘working together’ to mold us for good. It is the finished product that is in God’s heart, not the immediate or temporary.

If you are one given to asking, “Why me?” maybe you should begin asking, “Why not me?”  We have all experienced or witnessed good people facing bad things and bad people enjoying good things come their way.  Some people seem to be able to fall into cesspools and come out smelling like roses.  Stop trying to rationalize everything and turn your heart and mind to God.  Rejoice in His gift of salvation.  Be thankful for what you have and determine to live above and beyond all the negative becoming stronger and more resolute in your faith. There is not and will not be an ‘even distribution’ in life but there is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE that never ends.

May God be with you as you go through your day.  Be blessed! Be free!