Feeling Tried in the Fire? Find #joy in tribulation! –

Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 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: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls (1 Pet 1:6-9)~~ Ever wonder why God allows us to go through things? How many times have you asked Him in prayer why you have to endure these troubles; only to be reminded in revelation of the Word that His grace is sufficient for you (2 Cor 12:9)? There are trials that God may impose and there are definitely trials that He allows for us, all in His great will and sovereign determination, that we come forth in our best, our strongest and our most well defined character.  See, adversity is not always a bad thing because it develops in us greatness, while also strengthening our faith. There are few better teachers than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss contains its own seed of an equal or greater benefit; its own lesson on preparing ourselves for the future time. Adversity demands perseverance and that perseverance is nurtured in faith; and all these things shape you into the person God intends you to be. They can give you a final form; a value and a self-esteem that is priceless. I personally have seen the results in my own life, of years of adversity. ..amid some gray hairs… (okay, quite a few), a strength and character of a man that God has created, formed and refined, that results in a praise so great in me that I cannot articulate my joy in Him. And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Cor 12:9). Friend, don’t gripe in your adversity but instead look forward to the divine results He will soon reveal in you! Be blessed!

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