WOW!!! I can’t believe all that has happened in the past 2 weeks… I had a tooth pulled – took a week to recover completely; had to quickly replace our large upright freezer; had a really bad migraine that lasted off and on for a week…. and other minor things along with these…. BUT – these things did not get me down – at least not for long – because I was trusting in God (And we know that allthings work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28) and I have seen HIS hand in everything that has been happening – HE sure has taken me through all of these things victoriously. I praise God from whom all BLESSINGS flow!!!
How do you react when tough things come your way? (I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength Philippians 4:13)
Here are some things that can help you to stand tall when trials come your way….
Remember that God has no limits – there is nothing He can not do! He is in control of everything.
Remember that God’s tolerance HAS its limits – there will be a time when God will say “enough”. Are you ready to meet God face to face? Have your trusted Him as your Savior? DO you believe that Jesus died and rose again to forgive you of your sins? Judgement day IS coming.
Remember that these problems in your life have a purpose. God will work through them for good – if you are a believer. Who are they affecting? How are they affecting you? What are you doing in them? The purpose is God’s wisdom. ( Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4)
Remember that God is allowing these things to happen in HIS WISDOM which HE could easily remove by HIS POWER. God is working behind the scenes, remember Job??? We might not fully understand the why – it might be too heavy of a burden.
I praise GOD that HE loves us enough to work on us! Think of the refining fire – the refiner heats up the metal to remove all of the impurities. God is doing that in our lives…. allows us to go through trials to remove all of the impurities in our lives.
I pray that you can say with me… “I CAN do ALL things through Christ who give ME STRENGTH!!!”