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
When life’s circumstances challenge us with trials, Jesus helps us cope with the happenings of our days. He lifts us with arms of strength when pressure builds and we need to be held by the power of His love. But sometimes, we forget how it feels to be cradled in care and TRUST His authority to guide and provide.
Jesus nurtures 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 lives. He moves us through worry and carries us over mountains that are difficult to climb. He readies us to welcome HOPE.
We must humble our hearts, breathe in the STRENGTH of His greatness and never forget God uses trials to help us grow closer to Him. He helps us learn to be faithful. God will guide us toward better day and fill us with praise of praise when we begin to realize we don’t have to handle life on our own.
Aren’t we lucky to have a Father who knows our hearts and helps us remember we are valued and loved? God will always take care of us and those we love. He will be honored by the prayers of our praise as we witness how He blesses our lives.
Dear God, Thank you for the presence of Your love. Forgive us when we allow trials to rob our peace. We will trust You with all of our hearts and patiently wait to be led by Your greatness. As we find HOPE to cope, help us leave worries behind and remember to be faithful. Thank you for ALL You provide as we’re held by Your holiness! Thank you for growing our FAITH as we TRUST in You. YOU are deserving of PRAISE every day of our lives! Thank you, Lord! We’re grateful for the power of Your mighty love. Amen