Good Thursday Morning Loves! ♥
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Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4
Why do we have trials? Trials are tests that God allows so that we will grow mature in Him.
Christians love the Scripture Jeremiah 29:11 …
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Yet when the trails roll in we forget that God has plans for us … we question, we doubt and then we make the dire mistake of attempting to handle the trials of this life on our own. I know I do … I completely forget there is a plan.
And YES! this is the plan … all of it …
Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials (the testing of your faith) of many kinds…because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:2-3
Trial = A Testing of Faith = The Developement of Perseverance = Perseverence Developes Character = Character Builds Hope!
There are going to be trials in our lives, we know this. God allows trials (which are different from temptation, btw) so that we can be victorious.
My trials are a testing of my faith. The testing of my faith developes perseverance. And if God has allowed this test in my life then God has already given me the ability, and the tools, to pass this test.
I firmly believe that God has all the circumstances of my life in hand … todays trials and the tests to come tomorrow … and if I know that then I must … I MUST … I must believe without doubting.
Am I being tested in my life? My yes! I am! Then aren’t you too?
Does God have this? My yes! He does! And He has yours too!
So my friends I am going to consider these trials all joy, as I walk in the will of my God as best I can. And as I face these trials in this life of mine I am going to ask for the wisdom to handle the trials in the way God intended me to handle them.
He gives me no more than I can handle in this life! He knows what I (YOU) are going through right now.
I am perfect for that which God has called me.
The testing of my faith causes me to persevere and grow in maturity which grows to completeness in Christ.
What trials are you enduring today? Stop, if you will, and say this prayer with me …
Thank You Father God that you have given me all that I need to succeed in this circumstance in my life today. I humbly ask you now for the wisdom needed to come through this trial victoriously, glorifying the work that you do in me this day. Amen.
Blessings Loves ♥