Do you REALLY want to know? REALLY? Are you really READY to end the trial – are you tired of the suffering and misery in your life? You can! But it’s not free! IF you are really ready to fix your life, and make it the happy, full life God wants it to be, you can start RIGHT NOW!
Are you ready to hear HOW? Well, the solution starts from the same place the problem came from: YOU! There is a grand, cosmic rule about this; it says that if your character is perfect, you won’t be tried!
Proverbs 26:1 -3 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool. As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the CURSE CAUSELESS SHALL NOT COME. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.
You will not be cursed without a REASON! Any more than a decent father would spank his child without a reason; but he punishes his children, and God punishes you, to teach you a lesson!!
Hebrews 12:9-11 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he FOR OUR PROFIT, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of RIGHTEOUSNESS unto them which are exercised thereby.
God chastens you, just like your father did, FOR YOUR PROFIT! To show you that you are doing wrong, to CHANGE your ways so that you can be a partaker of HIS HOLINESS! If you OBEY the correction, and CHANGE your life, you will grow in righteousness, and show PROOF that you are changing and GROWING in grace and knowledge!
Verse 12-13 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
And here God tells you HOW TO END THE TRIAL! By straightening the paths of your feet – by CORRECTING your sins you can end a trial from God! Because a curse WILL NOT COME, by the promise of almighty God it CANNOT come without a cause!
And so to remove the curse, remove the cause! Remove the thorn, and the wound will heal itself! STOP SINNING, and God will stop punishing you!!
Jeremiah 8:4-5 Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return? Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
God was punishing Judah, and making them fall, and yet they WOULD NOT REPENT, to let Him take away the punishment!
Verse 6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man REPENTED him of his wickedness, saying, WHAT HAVE I DONE? every one turned to his course [his job], as the horse rusheth into the battle.
God was listening for them to repent! He was anxiously waiting for a time when He could stop punishing them, but they WOULD NOT LET HIM! They wouldn’t even ask “What have *I* done that could cause this?” Do YOU ask that when YOU are faced with a trial? Do you root around your life, searching for a SIN, a CAUSE for this trial?
Verse 7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
Oh if ever there was a time in history when the people of God don’t RECOGNIZE the chastening and the punishment of God, it is surely today! Nationally speaking, when the towers fell in New York, the only man who dared to say anything was shamed into making a retraction; America is under a DIVINE CURSE and no one even realizes it!
As God foresaw, HIS PEOPLE KNOW NOT THE JUDGMENT OF GOD! They don’t recognize correction when they see it!
Verse 8-9 How do ye say, WE ARE WISE, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain. The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have REJECTED the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?
But this isn’t about them! This is about YOU! You can’t make the nation repent, any more than I can make you repent! But when a curse comes on YOU, what do you do? A curse that God promised for His enemies like financial troubles, marriage problems, or SICKNESS – plagues that affect PRACTICALLY EVERYONE ALIVE because they have DEPARTED from keeping the laws of their God!
Jeremiah 2:17 Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?
YOU brought these troubles about through YOUR sins! Without a cause, without YOUR SINS, these curses CANNOT come upon you! And until you change your life, and KEEP the laws of your God, the curses will REMAIN with you, not only that, but they will continue to grow WORSE!!
Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP!