Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you 1Peter 4:12
We have all gone through tough times, and some of you are in the midst of such trying times. But I’m here to tell you that you should get excited because it’s an opportunity to exercise your faith has arisen. We serve a God who is always there, Jehovah Shammah.When things get out of control, he is always in control. We need to learn to trust the Lord. He said you must cast all your cares upon him. Take all your issues to him in prayer. When you are weak, his strength is made perfect in your weakness. The pain is the plan. It is the will of God so please don’t blame the devil.
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ 1Peter 1:7
What I have found makes life easier, is that when adversities come, I go into a time of intense worship and praise in spirit and in truth. There’s no point in focusing on the problem when I can praise the only one who can get me through it. There’s a reason he is called Jehovah Shalom, the God of peace. All you need is to be still and know that he is GOD. Look into the mirror and tell yourself, “This too shall pass.”
For our light affliction, which is but for moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. 2Corinthians 4:17
The trial you go through is only for 2 minutes and the rewards are 58 minutes. Earthly trials for divine rewards.In the bible, when people got tried they reaped bountiful harvests. Esther is my favourite book. She is such an inspiration. In the face of tribulations, she declared a 3 day & night fast for herself and all the people. And she says, “And if I perish, I perish” (Esther 4:16). She sought the Lord first and then trusted in him completely. That’s all he really wants us to do really.Eerytime you get tried in an exam, you move on to the next level. Even in video games, before you go to the next level you need to defeat the obstacle at the end. Don’t focus on the problem, focus on the rewards.
My bretheren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience James 1:3
My hope for you today is that you learn to trust God. I hope you can learn to cultivate a vigorous prayer life. Talk to the LORD about anything and everything and let his peace flow into every aspect of your life. He loves you unconditionally and all he wants is to see you happy.
Mood – Grateful for grace
Dedication – Don Moen – God will make a way