Our times of trials are opportunities to become more like Him. The more we are like Him; the less we will can be shaken by negative circumstances that come our way.
When we go through hard times, we must constantly remind ourselves of the finished work of Christ on the Cross. The situation may not turn around immediately but you will remain joyful knowing you have victory.
You may not know exactly how God is planning to sort out the situation but be sure that He will bring a message out of it. Job was an upright man who was minding his business when God bragged about him to Satan.
He endured very devastating trials but held on to God and refused to curse Him or lose his faith. From the account of his experience, we learn that sometimes the greatest trials come to those who are truly serving God.
God specializes in turning ugly situations into beautiful ones and he always gives beauty for ashes. It is therefore important for us to see those ugly situations from God's perspective. Relax and trust God because for every disappointment, you will encounter an appointment for destiny. You are victorious in Him Who has called you.
However, we are assured that if we persevere, God will strengthen and settle us. Always remember that temptations or trials are only for a season, a period of time.
Therefore, hang in there and don't give up. God is always with you. Tap into His presence and receive joy. Be joyful because as your faith is being tested, spiritual strength and growth is being established in your life.
Lean on God’s grace, for only then can you joyfully go through any situation in life. Learn from the situation and in the end you will come out like refined gold.
I want to admonish you this week to always rejoice, make joy your constant state of heart. Remember you are on a faith walk and you have to live by the realities of God’s word.
I pray for grace for you to rejoice in the Lord and in the power of his might always.
In His love,