God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them.
An ‘enemy’ is someone that God puts in our path that is most in need of our love; not retaliation or retribution or harm or insult.
Earlier in my life, I have been lukewarm in my faith. I have known God since I was born into this world. But I realized, simply “knowing” is different from being close and intimate with God.
I know Him…and basically that’s all of what I had. My faith then was summed up into “I know him”. Beyond it, there was nothing else I could declare about what my faith was about.
Because of the lack of zeal in my faith, I felt that something big was missing in my life. I prayed to God and asked him “Lord, I need you in my life. Come into my life.” Little did I know that He would hear my prayer. He came into my life and revealed the kind of Father He is through the bible. Now I know God, and I have faith in Him. I thank Him for allowing me to know Him intimately, more than I have ever known Him before. Everything I held onto about Him before was shallow, and this time I know what I believe about Him is already rooted in my heart. God is so good. God is so amazing. God is so forgiving.
Because He has enabled me to get close to Him, I cannot be mediocre in my faith anymore. Definitely my life has changed. I have changed. For the better.
The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent.