God Knows Your Frame

Dust

For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.” Psalm 103:14 (NKJV)

“Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, as do stripes the inner depths of the heart.” Proverbs 20:30 (NKJV)

When we are in the midst of a trial, it is easy to fall into self- pity. We may even find ourselves angry with God. Pain has a way of changing our attitude and can cause us to forget our place. Asking Him if He knows what He is doing is silly and arrogant. Of course He knows what He is doing! 

God has a plan and a purpose for your life. How He accomplishes His plan is good and just, even if you don’t understand His ways. He can do as He pleases. After all, HE is your CREATOR and you are HIS CREATION. It is faith that must carry you through your hardship.

Knowing you belong to a loving and compassionate God will enable you to discern the lies of the enemy and fight back. Satan is always looking for an opportunity to deceive you, and trials of pain are great occasions for him to plant seeds of deceit and hate. For you see, it is the Devil who is telling you that God is unfair and that He has abandoned you. You must cast these lies down quickly before you become bitter and hopelessness fills your heart. 

It is perfectly fine to cry out to God and tell Him exactly how you feel.  He created you with emotions and He felt them Himself. He wants you to reach out to Him with complete honesty. Jesus is always ready to listen, even in the darkest hour of the night. He never sleeps and is our Mediator before God. Who better to intervene for us than He who endured the cross, a man of sorrows acquainted with so much grief?

Your pain is a refining process that will transform you into the image of Christ. God is working on purifying your sin areas, weaknesses, and doubts.  With time, you will see that the anger you expressed and felt towards God was sinful. God wants your honesty but deserves your humble confessions as well. There is a righteous anger to be sure. However, we are told not to sin in our anger.  Personally, I believe being angry with my Creator is sin. I am judging Him and finding Him at fault.

This trial you are experiencing is meant to mature and grow your faith. It was permitted and sent as a loving act from a faithful Savior. I say to you dear one, hold on! Your pain will not last forever. Let His power and strength carry you through the dark waters of adversity. May you find peace and rest under the protective shadow of His blessed wings. 

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus” 1 Timothy 2:5 (NKJV) 

Behold, He who keeps Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121:4 (NKJV) 

He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. and we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;” Isaiah 53:3-4a (NKJV)



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22 replies

  1. what a great message peter and I feel more blessed and Iam confident that not only have I found a great friend in Christ but also a mentor who will help me be among the few who will be in Gods kingdom.I also seek your permission if its okay by you if I copy such a message and share it with my fellow youth locally because most of them are not on social networks.Be blessed

  2. We need to go through these times for God to adjust our character, but it’s never easy. And it’s hard to remember that it’s good for us. Praise God for when it’s over and we come out strong and shiny !

  3. Many Christians by making Jesus their god are not having the full respect for that Jewish man, who was really tempted (though God can not be tempted) and really died (whilst God can not die). Jesus paved the way to his Father Jehovah God, to whom we can go now as well as His children. Jesus restored the relationship between man and God, and now is the best intercessor we can have. We should be pleased to have such a loving man willing not only to offer his body for our sins but also willing to plead on our behalf.

    • You are confused but will not see that as I have spoken to you before. You would be the one who is not giving Jesus His proper due. Jesus IS God same as the Father. Jesus was and is God and man in one being. Bibles words not mine. If Jesus was not God, then He could do nothing on our behalf. Jesus would also not be able to be in the Father’s presence in heaven as only a man.
      Your thoughts on God are akin to what the Quran says about Jesus. No mortal can stand before Allah…and yet the Quran states that Jesus is only a mortal man and is in heaven with Allah waiting to come back and tell the world He lied about being God.
      Your thoughts as to Jesus are very close to blasphemy my friend. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life…NO one comes to the Father but through Him. If you do not believe in Jesus as God, you are in serious trouble.

      • Why would Jesus not be able to do something on our behalf when he is the mediator between God and men according to God His Own Words?
        When we do have a mediator or intercessor he can handle in our name. when we take an advocate he can speak in our name, so also Jesus, without having to be God.

        • Jesus CAN and DOES handle all our pain and worries, just maybe not how we think they should be handled. We need to remember that Jesus DIED FOR US and knows all about sorrow and suffering. Pain, sorrow, loss, and struggles are sent to transform us INTO the image of Christ. Because we have a mediator in Christ Jesus, we must believe He knows the best ways to intercede on our behalf before God.

        • That my friend is the whole problem. Jesus IS God…to deny this is imperil yourself. No mere man is capable of interceding with God the Father in heaven except Jesus…who is God and man.
          Salvation is by no other name than Jesus…If you do not believe in Jesus as God, how can you possibly think you have eternal life in Him? Jesus is the ONLY way to the Father. If you do not believe in Jesus as God, then you cannot be saved.
          I hope you think on that…you endanger yourself with these beliefs of yours.
          God bless
          Greg

  4. Thank you for your wise comments Greg.
    Jesus really is the ONLY way to the Father. JESUS, GOD, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT ARE ONE!

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