There are some amazing and powerful songs about how God rescues us, answers us, is our Comforter, and our Strength.
Everyone finds encouragement through these and the scriptures that inspire the songs.
But it is hard to also understand that God’s goodness is not only given to us in good times. Often we receive His goodness and assurance during times of hardships. For many, it’s a struggle because we don’t walk into a trial with these assurances. Sometimes it is not until we are halfway through the battle or even towards the end (though we don’t know) before God reaches out and we feel Him near.
Sometimes we go through trials and we do not understand until later what Christ was preparing.
This is not because He doesn’t love us, but because He does.
(NIV) James 1:12, “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”
(NIV) Romans 5:03-04, “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
Trust that you are not alone when times are hard. Know that you are loved by the Alpha and the Omega. The One who provides for the birds knows what you are going through as well. He knows every hair on your head, and every tear shed.
There is purpose in pain. There is reason in trial.
You are always loved.
When was a time of trial in which you felt God answer you?
Monthly Scripture- (NLT) 2 Corinthians 5:17, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
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