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 nearer to the power of His plan. He arms us with everything we need to examine our hearts and recognize why we need Him. He shows how to find peace and strengthens the heart of our weakness, as we trust in His power to save. In moments to feel the calm of His presence, He fills us with the goodness of His LOVE. 

God doesn’t want us to live without Him. We were created for a purpose. He guides and provides for our days. When we become sidetracked and forget where to go, He leads us back where we belong. He uses experiences in our lives to remind us He is HERE 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. The love of peace will be with us.” 2 Corinthians 13:11

God will bless us when we take time to feel His presence and understand who’s in charge of ALL things. He will place HOPE in our hearts and strengthen our weakness. God will give us courage to endure. 

When times are tough and our faith is tested to the limit, we must TRUST the One who has a plan for our days. He will lift us from the ditches of doubt. While we are held in the arms of His holiness, He will help us see glimpses of better days to come. He is God! He will always take care of us and those we love. 

Dear God, thank you for moments to feel the presence of Your STRENGTH. Humble our hearts, so we will recognize the depth of Your love and remember where to find perfect PEACE. When our faith is tested, show us how to persevere and lead us where we will patiently learn how to TRUST. We will remain faithful and gratefully remember there will never be a day without the guiding of Your LOVE. Thank you, Lord! Amen



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