So be truly glad.There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. 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.
You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.
As we go down the trail of life.....we're all going to be faced with many problems, heartaches, decisions, health concerns....so many different things that we can label as a "trial"....something difficult to have to endure. How we handle those trials....can so very much determine the "trail" that we are leaving others to follow. I don't feel as though I've been handling my "trials" very well recently....but I still know where my strength and hope and faith lies....not in man....even though I have some dear, precious friends who I know have prayed for me.....my ultimate hope and faith and trust is in Jesus...and if anybody is keeping a watchful eye on me...then, I hope that they see that.
Another excellent post there Deb - I don't know how you keep thinking these up! I don't think I've been managing my trials very well either.ReplyDelete
I never thought of it this way. We were given a card this week-end and a personal message the friend wrote...Life doesn't seem fair but in God eyes it is..you will never know the strength others gain by looking how God has given your family in the past monthsReplyDelete
When we face these trials there is someone who always walks with us down those trails. He said he would never leave us or foresake us.ReplyDelete