Part 2: Three Divine Remedies for Tests, Sorrows, and Adversities

We can’t seem to escape the pain.  Everyday we learn about someone we know who is laid off from their job, experiencing a personal health or financial crisis, or is feeling the pain of the death of a loved one, career uncertainty, or relationship woes.  Although we may doubt that the world will do right by us, there is a source  to which we can turn that is always fair and righteous.  The second divine pearl comes from the Bible.  It reminded me to keep my eyes on the right prize, to not worry about tomorrow, to not judge others, but instead to focus within to find the answers I need.  Much of our anxiety, worry, and sorrow are due to our “fear”  of tomorrow.  But, we’re told to not think of those things.  If we focus on the world, its problems, and its fears, they will consume us.  But, if we focus on following God’s Will, the morrow will take care of itself.  In Mathew 6:33 it says:

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.  7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Who Is Your Real Enemy?

It’s easier to blame others for our predicaments, but that is fear talking.  We have free will; we make decisions.  We are responsible for those decisions, the ones that work out and the ones that don’t.  The responsible thing to do is to ask ourselves: “What did I do or not do to cause this to happen or not to happen?”  Then prayerfully reflect inward.  The answers lie within us but, if we are focusing our energies outside of ourselves, trying to find someone to blame, then we will never find the right answers.  Turn within; how generous are you with your resources? Do you measure out a little for others or are you generous beyond measure.  “We reap what we sow.”  What are you sowing?   Remember, what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again!” Now, I ask you , “Where and who is your real  enemy?”

‘Les’  Offers More

If there is no enemy within, the enemy without can do us no harm.” This  is the third gem from Proverbs  that Les Brown’s, ‘It’s Possible’ video focuses on.  I was already feeling better and getting back on track when my friend Clif sent me this video message from Les.  It was extremely motivating and right on time.  I hope you enjoy it!  Les says, “Feed your FAITH and your doubts will starve to death.  Check it out, you will be glad you did!


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