Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4
In moments to be humbled, God draws us close to the power of his plan. He arms us with everything we need to examine our hearts and understand why we need the love of our Savior. He shows us where to find peace and strengthens the heart of weakness, when we trust in His power to save. And, in moments to feel the love of His presence, He fills is with the Spirit of His love.
God doesn’t want us to live without Him. He created us for His great purpose. He guides and provides for our days. And, when we become sidetracked and forget which way to go, He leads us back where we belong. He uses experiences in our lives to remind us He is near and readies our souls to receive Him.
God is our foundation of hope. He restores our faith, when we’re tested to the limit and choose to remain faithful. We must “strive for restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind and live in peace. And, the love and peace will be with us.” 2 Corinthians 13:11
Dear God, Thank you for moments to feel the presence of Your greatness. Humble our hearts, so we will recognize the depth of Your love and remember how to welcome Your peace. When our faith is tested, show us how to persevere and lead us where we will patiently learn to trust. In You. Amen