‘God in dif­fi­cult times’ theme used to en­cour­age

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Dif­fi­cult time is the best time to thank God for his con­stant im­mea­sur­able love says Rev­erend Epineri Vakade­wavosa. The Methodist Church of Fiji gen­eral sec­re­tary made this state­ment while de­liv­er­ing his ser­mon to more than thou­sand church mem­bers at Cen­te­nary Methodist Church in Fiji yes­ter­day. His ser­mon was re­lated to the church’s an­nual con­fer­ence theme which was ‘God and Dif­fi­cult Times’.

“Dif­fi­cult times are the best time to give thanks to God for his im­mea­sur­able love – it brings good feel­ings in our lives when we do that.

“As we re­lease our­selves into his, we re­lease our pain, our strug­gles and al­low him to not only com­fort and nur­ture us, but take con­trol of our lives. “We may have come across some mo­ments of dif­fi­cul­ties in our life, but one thing for sure we can never deny – it is the im­mea­sur­able love of God which tran­scends all things we have come across,” he said. Rev­erend Vakade­wavosa said that trans­form­ing love had the power to turn our grief into joy, our weak­ness to strength and gave us the de­sire and de­ter­mi­na­tion to serve him right to the very end of our jour­ney.

He also said dif­fi­cult times are un­avoid­able and dif­fi­cul­ties were part of hu­man life.

“It is best that we give our whole life to God, so that our lives are al­ways in his hands. “There are many times we feel that it is not enough to trust, we need to know, in our dif­fi­cul­ties we some­times for­get that faith is the sub­stance of things hoped for, the ev­i­dence of things not seen.

“I ask you all to­day to give your life to­tally to God. Dif­fi­cult times are un­avoid­able, be­cause dif­fi­cul­ties are a part of life, it hap­pens to every­body but ev­ery­thing un­der God’s con­trol and providence at all cir­cum­stances. “When we sur­ren­der our life to him, our weep­ing is turned to joy.

“That is ex­actly what He is of­fer­ing to each of us to­day and in our con­fer­ence this week….. it is, “God in Dif­fi­cult Times”,” Rev­erend Vakade­wavosa said. Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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