Return to the simplicity that is in Christ Jesus.
Many a times, we have heard it said "If only Adam had not sinned, the world would have been such a wonderful place. We wouldn't have had to suffer all this pain, sickness, poverty, hatred, wars and death in life". Yes, that's true indeed. But we are here now. There is no way of going back in time and correcting our mistakes. So lets learn to look at it this way. If Adam had not sinned, we wouldn't have come to know of the GLORY of God as we know it today. We wouldn't have known of His unending mercy, His amazing grace, His awesome power and His faithfulness as we know of it today. We wouldn't have known about how mightily He split the Red Sea for the people of Israel to cross over. We wouldn't have known about how Elijah split the river Jordan to cross over. Jesus our Lord wouldn't have come to save us. We wouldn't have seen His awesome and inexpressible love for us through Christ Jesus in redeeming us, saving us and making us into a new creation. We wouldn't have become citizens of heaven. We wouldn't have seen the awesome glory and power of God in healing the sick, opening blind eyes and deaf ears, healing the crippled and casting out evil spirits. Yes, we would have been perpetually in the presence of God if Adam had not sinned, but here we are now. So learn to rejoice in the glory of God. Rejoice in the fact that we are saved. Rejoice in the fact that we are a new creation in Him. Rejoice in the fact that we are no longer of this world. Rejoice in the fact that we have been now made into kings and priests unto Him.
You say "Does that make what Adam did acceptable and good?" No, not at all. That's not what I am saying, I'm encouraging you to reflect on something more deeper than that. All through the bible, we see that God's strength, power, love and grace was made manifest perfectly in the midst of man's weakness. For all those who put their trust in God, He proved Himself strong in the midst of their weaknesses. Jesus our Lord showed Himself mighty and strong to those who were poor, sick, oppressed by the devil, depressed and hurting. He healed the sick, opened blind eyes and deaf ears, He cast our evil spirits and even raised the dead. Every single situation of His demonstration of power was in mans weakest and helpless situation. When man cannot do anything, that's exactly when you see Gods awesome power.
So also, today, though we belong to Him, we still face life's challenges and every day is a bit of a battle to live conscious of being Gods children in this sinful world. Some days we feel great and some other days, we don't feel so great. We feel holy, righteous and joyful in the presence of God on some days. And yet, on some other days, we feel miserable, inadequate, disqualified and depressed. We know we are saved. We know that we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Nothing has changed, but we feel like we let down our Father in heaven. Perhaps you have other problems in life for which you have tried all you can do and nothing has worked out for you. You are perhaps feeling helpless in your weakness and are blaming Adam. If only Adam had not sinned,......Do not fret my brother, my sister. Do not fret. God's strength is made perfect right in the midst of your weakness. When you are weak, He is strong. In other words, keep trusting in Him. In your weakest point, He will show up strongest. His love for you will not let Him ignore you. He cannot but show Himself strong in your life on your behalf.
Look at what apostle Paul said when he was going through a weak moment in life.
2 Corinthians 12:9 says "And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
If you are feeling low or depressed today, know this. His grace is sufficient for you, His strength is made perfect in your weakness. In fact, boast in your weakness so that the power of Christ may rest upon you.
Now you know why I referred to Adam's sin. Just as in Adams weakness, God displayed His awesomeness in saving mankind, so also in your weakness, He will definitely display His awesome power and grace. He said "He will never ever leave you nor forsake you." So there is no need for your to be sad. Rejoice in Him.
There is a song called Yeshu Tumhe Jeevan Mein Shanthi Deta Hai. My Indian friends will surely know this song. Listen to this song here. Hopefully it will bless you.
I was radically transformed by the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ back in 1997 in a most unusual way and unusual place. Read my testimony here. Over the years I have come to realize a few basic truths that have altered my life.
True freedom is freedom from self-centeredness. Dying to yourself, your wants, your desires and to what gives you pleasure for the sake of others is more liberating than you think.