Charles Stanley | – The Purpose For Your Trials – Dr. Charles Stanley

Why does God allow hardships in our life? Often times God uses storms or hardships in our life to get our attention. God desires the best for our lives and when we have drifted away he uses storms in our life to bring us back to him.

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  1. Can Christians help me understand. ARE HUMANS CREATED WITH A SINFUL NATURE? GOD WANTS US TO AVOID SIN BUT ACCORDING TO CHRISTIANITY MAN IS BORN IN SIN. WHAT IS THE UNDERSTANDING OF THIS. I SAW THAT IN ISLAM GOD KNOWS WE WILL BE SINNERS BUT WANTS REPENTANCE. MEANING THIS IS GOD'S WAY OF FORGIVING US, JUST HOW THE JEWS UNDERSTANDS REPENTANCE AS WELL. FUNNY COINCIDENCE HOW THE JEWS AND MUSLIMS BOTH UNDERSTAND GOD TO BE ONE AND NOT TRIUNE AND TO CALL GOD A MAN IS IDOLATRY.. ANYWAY. ACCORDING TO CHRISTIAN THERE IS NOTHING MAN CAN DO… HOWEVER THE CHRISTIAN SAYS ITS OUR BELIEF IN GOD ON THE CROSS WILL ATTAIN FOR HIS ATTONMENT. I REPEAT ITS OUR BELIEF IN THE CROSS WHICH IS REQUIRED FOR OUR ATTONMENT CLEARLY MAN HAS TO DO SOMETHING. IT IS NOT THE CASE WE ARE ALL GOING TO HEAVEN BECAUSE GOD DIED RATHER GOD REQUIRES US TO BELIEVE SO WHAT PART EXACTLY IS IT, WHERE MAN CAN DO NOTHING. THANK YOU

  2. 100% true. I am a woodworker and woodturner and in the same fashion when I am turning a beautiful vase or bowl on my lathe, I must cut away all that which does not belong…. I must remove what I might otherwise THINK I’d like to remain because I don’t want to see it end up on my shop floor in pieces. BUT every cut, every curl of wood that comes off is dead weight, it does not bear the image of the final form. Dead weight in the sense that the wages of sin is death and every shaving lawlessness before the face of our Just and Righteous God. I may lament the loss of beautiful wood into shavings as we all do in life when we are being molded into the image of Yeshua, His son; but, that which comes out of the dust is a beautiful and wonderful new creation. In the case of hollow forms/vases in order to make room for that which will be placed into this vessel I must cut out and sand away all that which presently fills the vase and does not make room for the contents to come. In like manner our Creator must do the same for His Holy Spiritual/Ruach HaKodesh to dwell in mankind because our Holy God CANNOT be in the presence of sin. Once one of my vases is in the hands of its rightful owner my work is complete just as when God, our rightful owner, has placed His seal upon us, conforming us to the likeness of His Son and sends us out into the world to spread tidings of joy to all who will behold the light that shines within us. Therefore let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and praise your Father who is in Heaven.

  3. I’m tired of hearing if something bad happens God is trying to tell us something. I dont believe it. Things just happens. I’m broke lousy marriage and he’s got something better well I have not seen any better in 40 years

  4. Most christians and pastors ( yes even Stanley) never think that a storm could be a simple thing like God wants us to just know him…the meeting with God at the mountain was preety scary so much so that the hebrews told Moses to interact with God and leave them out of it ( poor God he just wanted a relationship) so sometumes the " storm " is just the meeting at the mountain ..moses told them not to be scared ..so no matter your storm ..dont be scared

  5. All the prophets in the Bible were Israelites!
    The Laws were only given to the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob….12 Tribes.
    Therefore, these preachers were never ordained by Father Yah to teach from a Book of Laws, the cannot understand.
    And tithe in the Bible is FOOD and only for the Tribe of Levi.
    And it is a sin to worship on Sun-day , Sunday day worship is worshipping of satan….he wanted to duplicate his own day of worship.
    The Sabbath in on the 7th day, the true day of worship; Not the first day of the week….Sun-day.

  6. The devil comes to kill,steal and destroy but Jesus came to give life and life more John 10:10. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,and comes from the Father of lights with whom there is no shadow or turning James 1:17. If it is good then it is God and if it is bad it is from the devil, Submit to God and .Resist the devil and he will flee from you God is good all the time and the devil is a bad devil with a bad menu. Choose life choose Jesus who is always good. Jesus never puts sickness on anyone but healed all who were oppressed by the devil Acts 10:38 and Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever Hebrews 13:8

  7. I have listened to Mr Stanley for many years, and the Lord has given him a message many times through the years that I needed to her at that time, and this one was once again one of those times, thank you Lord for caring enough, and thank you Charles Stanley for being that messenger so many times!

  8. Ya you know what got my attention my 11 year old being drugged and raped by her own father. You know what got my attention? My family abuse I endured has a child that continues into adulthood. Lack of money my husband being disabled. My depression my addiction. My hair that feel out. Cool thanks God.

  9. I have been abused all my life emotionally and physically. I have met Jesus in prison when I was 18 years old. I couldn't believe that Jesus loved and died FOR ME! I got out and once again was a part of the world for a long time. I became more broken and bitter. I became pregnant and homeless at 24 and was accepted into a Christian program. I got out and backslide yet again to what I knew.

    Jesus is now calling me back to him at one of my lowest points in life. My abusive husband was murdered recently and I have been wondering "Why me" a lot lately. All this time Jesus was looking for me with his arms wide open and I have rejected him. I know he forgives me because I have asked for forgiveness. All I want to do is be used for his glory. For his will to be done and for Jesus to use my testimony.

  10. Dr. Stanley I did that.
    I dropped on my knees I've given my whole life to Jesus. I've been working on some vices , mainly smoking, bad habits that are you know not good or whatever but I've asked the Lord to use me and to make me a better person. To use my life to help anyone he can for his will and his glory. And now I am almost homeless. I've lost everything I own, I have been ripped away from my home and my family.
    I have to live in another state. I'm very sick now I'm in the situation I can't even see my doctors that I was trying to see now so far away. I don't have a vehicle. I have no real income at this point now. And the Godly*friends I thought I made in church abandoned me.. would not even offer me a couch or a corner of their sheds for my belongings. Now dont even call.
    I basically feel like I got thrown to the wolves.
    So doctor Stanley if you read these comments Maybe maybe you can help me out because I'm not feeling whatever I need to Define this message here and if there is some Divine message it feels more like I'm the big piece of crap and I got tossed in the garbage can.
    I love the Lord and I want to do right and right now I am just broken, so smashed there's really nothing left of me to offer.

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