Nowhere has God promised anyone, even His children, immunity from sorrow, suffering, and pain. This world is a 'vale of tears,and disappointment and heartache are as inevitable as clouds and shadows. Suffering is often the crucible in which our faith is tested. Those who successfully come through the 'furnace of affliction' are the ones who emerge 'like gold tried in the fire.'
Instant gratification often results in long-term disappointment. The many broken promises I have made to myself have created wounds I am still discovering. Growth occurs when we confront our personal experiences and how they've changed us.
God listens and He responds. Sometimes His reply could be 'I'm with you. Do not be afraid.' Sadly, many times we withdrew long before receiving the blessing He has for us, what He wants to show us; or we get disappointed because we don’t recognize His answer for not being what we expected.
William Marrion Branham, Mike Murdock, Justice Kojo Bentil, Billy Graham, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Benson Andrew Idahosa, Dag Heward Mills, Dr. Myles Munroe, David Ibiyeomie, Jerry J. Panou, Bishop Tudor Bismark, David O. Oyedepo, Martin Luther King Jr., Rick Rigsby, T. B. Joshua, Kenneth E. Hagin, Smith Wigglesworth, Brian Houston, John C. Hagee, Victoria Osteen, Derek Prince, Adrian Pierce Rogers,