Going Through to Get To!
Hey Lovebugs :)
It’s amazing the things we go through in life. Boy oh boy. We encounter mistreatment, foolishness, betrayal and confusion. Situations get more and more intense the older we get and we oftentimes find ourselves saying, What’s up Lord?? During my QT with Jesus this morning, I read this: “… there is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while. These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold – and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed the whole world” (1Peter 1: 6 – 7). So wait a minute… you mean to tell me that I’m going through this so that my faith can be strengthened?? There has to be another way that’s easier and less painful!
We know that God’s ways are not our ways so what looks crazy to us actually is perfect to Him. All we have to do is TRUST that He knows what He’s doing regardless of how it feels. Now, yes, this is easier said than done. We can only take but so much however God knows EXACTLY how much we can take! We have to allow God to do things His way so that we can be perfected, groomed and matured. And the way that He does this is through trials. Think about it. We’ve learned some of the greatest lessons out of some of the hardest things we’ve endured. We came out stronger and wiser. Granted, going through the pain was no cake walk but once we made it through, the pain revealed a far greater purpose.
So as some of us are experiencing seasons of trials and testing now, REJOICE! For God is strengthening our faith, enlarging our trust in Him and building our spiritual muscles. And when we emerge from the trials, we will be wiser, stronger and most importantly, VICTORIOUS!!