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 to the whole world. 1 Peter 1:7
Faith is tested when life’s circumstances challenge us with trials. Jesus wants to help us cope with the happenings of our days. He longs to lead us to His arms of strength, when pressure builds and we need to be held by His love. But sometimes, we choose to deal with situations on our own. We forget how it feels to be cradled in care and forget we need to faithfully TRUST.
Jesus nurtures our faithfulness. He uses moments of surrender to fill us with the presence of peace. In troubled times of need, He reminds us who’s in charge of our days. And, when we TRUST in Him, He leads us past the worries in our lives. He carries us over the mountains and prepares us to discover what is waiting on the other side.
We must humble our hearts, so we will recognize how it feels to be led by the strength of His greatness. And, we must never forget; He will use our trials to help us recognize how to be faithful. If we are steadfast, He will guide us toward better days. He will lead us to the Father and make sure that we understand; our strength comes from Him.
Dear God, Thank you for the presence of Your love. Forgive us when we allow trials in our lives to rob us of Your peace. We will trust You with all of our hearts and patiently wait to be led by Your greatness. And, in moments to be guided by the hope of our Savior, we will surrender the worries of our hearts and find reason to believe; You WILL handle ALL things. Amen