Because I Am A Christian God Will Protect Me From Pain And Suffering (5 of 8) by Stan Coffey

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Because I Am A Christian God Will Protect Me From Pain And Suffering (5 of 8)
Series: BREAKING THE LIES THAT BIND
Stan Coffey
Philippians 1:29-30

We are continuing in our series entitled "Breaking The Lies That Bind." We have been looking at lies that Satan uses. Lies that our culture puts upon us, that bind us, that keep us from being what God wants us to be. Lies that keep us in bondage. And how the truth can break those bonds and set us free to reach our potential in Jesus Christ. The key verse for the series is the statement of Jesus in John 8:32, "you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free." And Jesus is the truth. So Jesus was saying you shall know me and I will set you free.

One of the lies that Satan uses to bind a lot of believers in to a kind of thinking that is a defeated kind of thinking, defacing kind of thinking. A kind of thinking that demeans your self-image is the thinking that because I am a Christian, God should protect me from pain or suffering or put another way, if I am a believer and I am living the way God wants me to live then why am I having problems? Why are my children going astray? Or why am I going through this divorce or why do I have this illness? Surely since I love God and serve God and know God, God could protect from these things. Why do they come?

And you and I know that as a believer that is a lie of Satan to discourage us. When he comes to us in a time of difficulty and he says to us, you know if you were a real Christian you wouldn't be having these problems. If you were a real Christian you would react in a much more positive way. If you were a real Christian you wouldn't be depressed. If you were a real Christian you wouldn't be angry. If you were a real Christian you wouldn't be resentful. So he binds us and keeps us from being what God wants us to be.

Because you see the Bible teaches God doesn't deliver us from problems. He doesn't deliver us from pain, He delivers ...


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