Whatever Happens Tell Him

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Whatever happens conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ” Philippians 1:27 (NIV)

What a big challenge this scripture is to me – “whatever happens“. There are times when I feel justified to “be myself” and really express myself not minding if God is pleased or not. For example a while ago, someone who had destroyed my property went on to say that my claim was a lie, instead of apologising. That really made me mad and I spoke to him angrily. I was soon proved right and he then apologised; but I had lost my peace. I had not conducted myself in a manner that was worthy of the gospel I believe in nor the Lord that I follow.

There are times when we feel justified to walk in the flesh – in moments of anger, discouragement, failure, disappointment, pain, tiredness, stress, etc. But God wants us to grow into the image of his Son, who was able to endure the cross without sinning,

He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth. When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly“1 Peter 2:22 & 23 (NIV)

There is a key here to how Jesus was able to please the Father in even such an extreme situation. He made it his habit to pour out his heart to God. There is a short verse in the same book of Peter that I have found very important in my daily walk with Jesus. It says

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

When I go immediately to God and tell him all that I am going through and all that is going through me, I always find that I receive grace to face whatever may be before me in a manner worthy of Christ.

Beloved I may not know what you may be facing now but I know that he cares and desires that you respond in the right way in that situation. He is waiting to help you if only you will pour out your heart to him. I pray that God will teach all of us how to cast our cares on him every moment and leave it there. He really does care and he is at work in us to make us true disciples focused on pleasing him no matter what we may be going through.