God’s will for all His children is that we rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing and in all things to give thanks to Him, even during the inevitable difficulties of life that we all have to face – and in the midst of the various trials that are the portion of all humanity. Trials are a vehicle that God uses.. to test and increase our faith in Him, and to appraise and develop our trust in His Word – and we are told in the Scriptures to greatly rejoice in the Lord – even though for a time we may have to suffer much grief and all kinds of difficulties.
“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” 1 Peter 1:7
We have to remember that the trial that comes our way is not a stick of punishment from an angry God for our misdemeanors, but the corrective, chastening rod of our loving heavenly Father, Who loved us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to pay the price for our sin – so that by believing in Him we might receive forgiveness of sins and life everlasting.
Trials may not be easy, but God is ultimately in control and He has promised that they are designed for a distinct and wonderful purpose – which will only become fully evident when the Lord Jesus returns for His church.
The trying experiences of today are preparing us for a glorious tomorrow. They are designed to test our faith; develop our faith; hone our faith and increase our faith in our Father in heaven. The faith of each of His children is valuable to the Lord – more precious to Him than much fine gold, which will one day perish.
Let us rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing and give thanks in all things – even during the trial that come our way.. knowing that the trial of our faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found to praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
Jesus is a safe harbor
I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him.
If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32.
He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips.
I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS!
I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE!
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