Today the calendar in my kitchen told me to look into Matthew 5:11, which reads,
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.”
It can be frustrating to hear people say you’re crazy for believing in what you believe. Once I was asked, “What would you do if you reached the end of the Bible and it read, “This was all a lie; just a bunch of stories.”? During my college days, on occasion I got feedback on my writing about being too churchy or so forth on my writing when I made some biblical reference. I’ve even heard that some people think my religious denomination is a cult. I understand not many people are familiar with Seventh-Day Adventists, but I don’t consider us a cult. We are a peculiar people I admit, but we are not that much different from other Christians. I believe God has saints/good people in every religion. Getting off topic. The point is I know what it’s like to be critiqued for believing in God.
I can understand why one would believe that God does not exist in a world of murder; divorce; heartache; depression; rape; abduction; racism; and every other ugly aspect, but at the same time I have to disagree because I see God in all the positive aspects of this messed up world. I see Him in people through their personalities and actions. I see Him in nature which seem grandes than anything man made. I see Him through situations that seem challenging to overcome.
People will talk about you and go far to hurt you for believing in Him, but it helps to take comfort with these words, which read,
“Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” – Matthew 5:12 New King James Version
As an old church songs goes, “You can talk about me just as much as you please. I talk about you down on my knees.” 🙏🏿
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