The Lord Jesus wanted the disciples to see the other side of the coin!…Yes, they were going to feel His physical loss, however something far greater was ahead of them!..
The same must happen to those who wholeheartedly want to follow God. One has to loose, in order to win. That’s the law of God!…There’s no getting around it!...
That’s were many loose themselves and abandon their faith!… When they FEEL…something contrary of what they want or expect. Their feelings and emotions, take over, and one sinks in to discouragement, inertia and life becomes sluggish and fruitless.
There’s the other side of the coin!..The joy of faithfulness, obedience and sacrifice…A new life will be born. The new birth.
“You’ll be sad, very sad, but your sadness will develop into gladness.
“When a woman gives birth, she has a hard time, there’s no getting around it. But when the baby is born, there is joy in the birth. This new life in the world wipes out memory of the pain. The sadness you have right now is similar to that pain, but the coming joy is also similar. When I see you again, you’ll be full of joy, and it will be a joy no one can rob from you.”
If you are being saddened, or going trough hardship, don’t worry!..God wants to show you something, to add something, to teach you something.
There’s another side of the Coin!..