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超越处境

 

 

“虽然无花果树不发旺,葡萄树不结果,橄榄树也不效力,田地不出粮食,圈中绝了羊,棚内也没有牛;然而,我要因耶和华欢欣,因救我的 神喜乐。”(哈317-18

 

我记得有个故事,说的是一个女人因为生活中出现许多问题所以非常沮丧。有一次,当她在街上走的时候,遇见一个主内同工。同工问她:“你今天过的怎么样啊?”

愁眉苦脸,她耸了耸肩,回答说:“就眼下的处境看,还不算太糟吧。”

同工马上回了一句:“嗯,要超越处境!到耶稣那里去。”

先知哈巴谷就是这样做的。他不让处境打击他的信心或粉碎他的希望。他展望未来时,并不是悲观的担心会出现什么问题,而是不管可能出现什么问题,他都依靠神。即便哈巴谷失去了他所有的财产,他也会继续信靠神,相信神会满足他的需要(哈317-19)。

我们要仰望主,而不是看自己的处境。我们要生活在“恐惧的阴影”之上,沐浴在信心的阳光之下。虽然,我们像哈巴谷一样,有一长串的困难,但信心对失望的回答一定是:“然而,我要因耶和华欢欣,因救我的 神喜乐。”(哈318

当你走在人生的路上,疲惫难当时,把担子交给主。

 

老童 译

 

Above The Circumstances

Though the fig tree may not blossom, . . . yet I will rejoice in the Lord. —Habakkuk 3:17-18

 

I remember a story about a woman who was very discouraged because of the many problems in her life. As she was walking down the street, she met a fellow believer who asked, “How are you doing today?”

With a sour look and a bitter shrug she replied, “Oh, not too bad—under the circumstances.”

The other person quickly countered, “Well, get above the circumstances! That’s where Jesus is.”

The prophet Habakkuk was of the same mind. He refused to let circumstances dampen his faith or crush his hope. He looked to the future not with pessimistic fears of what else could go wrong, but with faith in God no matter what would happen. Even if he lost all his possessions, Habakkuk proclaimed that he would continue to trust the Lord to meet his needs (vv.17-19).

Our eyes are to be focused on the Lord, not on our circumstances. We are to live above the shadows of fear and bask in the sunlight of faith. Even though we, like Habakkuk, may have a long list of troubles, faith’s answer to disappointment must always be: “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation” (v.18). That type of attitude will enable us to live above the circumstances instead of under them.

As you go along life's weary road, let Jesus lift your heavy load.

By:  Henry G. Bosch