If you are under the notion that Christ will take care of all things in your life, then you are having a wrong perception of God. Your life will not be smooth sailing always. No matter how intense your belief in Jesus is, you are bound to face issues and problems in life. You cannot depend on God to bail you out of all situations you face in life. You need to work out certain strategies to get over the issues you face. Even when you are facing difficulties in life, you should never stop worshipping and pray to God. He will give you the strength to overcome the pains and sufferings in life.

Never question God’s goodness

There are times when you get worried about whether you will be able to overcome the real dangers in life. You might think about what would happen if things do not go your way. It is very important that you do not let go the faith in God and question the goodness of God. You need to have the trust and faith in God under all circumstances. The love of God will always be there. You need to understand that even God has gone through a lot of obstacles and has come over it. God was able to get over all his troubles by not getting despaired. You need to think about God when you are facing troubles in life. You are sure to find some solutions for your life struggle.

Never change yourself

The circumstances in your life will try to change you. This should not happen. You need to be yourself when you face problems and pressures in life. Never give up on your faith and belief in God. If you are able to keep the faith in God and believe in him, then you can do a lot of things. You will feel a guiding force behind you. You are bound to do everything that you felt you could never do in your life. This is the change seen in many people who believe in God and his teachings. You need to immerse yourself in God and allow him to guide you through the tough situations you face. Keep faith in God and he will help you overcome all obstacles in your life, even if it takes some time. I had a friend who worked at and when he was painting a house he fell off his ladder and was paralyzed from the waist down. He was ready to give up on life, until he found God and was able to live a full life despite the things that had happened to him. 


You might have heard your Pastor preach that you should “abide in Christ”. Are you wondering as to what it means? Do you want to know if abiding in Christ will be of any benefit to you? Let’s explore this in detail to know its real meaning.


Vine and branches story

There is a lot of reference to vines and branches in all the illustrations of Jesus. This will help in understanding the relationship between the Lord and his believers. The branches can only bear fruit on it if they are abiding in the vine. The followers and believers of Christ must glorify Him through many people by aiding in Christ. The teachings of the same are part of John 15, where Jesus prepares his disciples to face a life without Him as his death is fast approaching.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he is that bear much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” This is what Jesus says in verse 5. Here, Jesus is referring himself to the vine and the branches as his believers. The Father is the gardener who looks after the branches. He will prune the branches so that they bear more fruits. The gardener removes the unfruitful branches to help the fruitful branches to bear more fruits. Here, the unfruitful branches are the nominal believers who follow God but do not bear the fruits. The fruitful branches are the true followers and believers of Jesus. They are looking to impart the good news of Christ to others.

The aspects of abiding

The following are the aspects of abiding in Jesus.

  •         Connecting with God

It is very important to establish a life-giving connection with God. The vine and the branch are dependent on each other and are interconnected. You need to establish a very good union with Christ to preach his teachings. The connection that you establish with the friends must be a mutual one. If there is no connection, then you will not be able to make good friends.

  •         Interdependence

The branch is the one that is dependent on the vine. The vine is the one that gives life and power to the branch. The branch will not live without the help and support of the vine. If you have a good connection with Christ, then you get all the God’s grace. You cannot do anything without the connection with Jesus.