Today, I am going to write on trials because we all experience them in one way or another. As believers, we talk often of our trials but not all trials are the same. Some trials we’ve brought on ourselves, and therefore God is chastising us. When we are in habitual, unrepentant sin, our life is going to be hard and it is going to get painful. A Biblical example of this would be David and Bathsheba. We all know the story of this lustful adulterer, who then became a murderer (how would you like to have that as part of your reputation?). Obviously, because David went outside of the will of God he was disobedient, and therefore he had consequences to his actions. He was chastised as a result and thus he endured some hard times, aka- trials. He most certainly was refined in the process because of his poor choices. Of course, we when are in sin, we need to repent and get right with God.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4
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The Cross is where we find hope, healing, refreshment, inspiration, encouragement and the strength to endure the path that is set before us.
“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” John 7:38“For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:17
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
He has a great plan for you and me.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13
Search for Him with all your heart and trust Him.
Let’s go to the Cross together. I’ll do the best I can in Christ’s strength and through this blog to lift you up and grab your hand when you are down, if you promise me to extend your hand to another when they are down. That’s how the Body of Christ works. It is the Holy Spirit working through the King’s princesses. What do you think? Do you want to join me on this journey as we tell others of His awesome works?
“A psalm of praise of David. I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.” Psalm 145:1-6