This quote rings true now more than ever in my life! Trials are what test our mettle, showing the world what we’re made of 💪. But, we won’t always come out victorious… Sometimes the grief topples our hope. Sometimes the anger consumes our compassion. Sometimes the temptation wins over self-control. We’ve all been there, my friend.
Trials are part of our spiritual walk – a necessary and vital part, even. Why 😩????? Because they’re here for a purpose (James 1:2-4). When you start looking at them as opportunities in the light of “what can this teach me for growth” instead of “why is the world throwing this at me,” we counterintuitively flip our mindset heavenward. Perspective is SO important!
Is it easy? NOPE! That’s why we need to constantly abide in God’s Word, don the Armor of God, and pray to stand against destructive thoughts, which can lead to destructive actions (that’s a whole other topic LOL).
The next time crippling fear threatens your joy…the next time overwhelming frustration aims an arrow at your mind…the next time temptation’s delicacies knock on your door, look at it from the angle of eternity. Ask God how to deal with it in a healthy (key word!) way and to show you what He wants you to see and learn.
Trials will come. Some are out of our control. Some, we can control. Emotions, for instance, although inherent and oftentimes good to express, can become our downfall if we’re not careful to handle them in a healthy way. God is ready to listen to you in each and every trial you will face, just as any loving father would! I promise you that.
Strive to daily walk in the wisdom of the Lord, loved ones. You are seen. You are loved. Always. Always. Always.
James 1:2-4, Ephesians 6:10-20, Psalm 119:105, Zechariah 13:9, Job 23:10, John 16:33.
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