Every day we face trials. Some are bigger than others, but all tend to stretch our faith, cause some pain, and test whether or not we really believe that the Lord governs each little area of our lives!
I was flipping through one of my old journals this evening and “stumbled” across some excellent notes from a message from Mr. Scott Brown we listened to on one of our trips last summer. I hope these are a blessing to you seek to trust the Lord as He sends each struggle into your life today. Remember that each one is a specially-designed tool for conforming you into His image!
“Trials are God’s gateway to far better things for your life.”
“Suffering is often the only way to victory.”
“Mighty trials, responded to in a righteous manner, will make you into a mighty individual for Christ.”
“The Lord often disguises blessings as disasters.”
“Your trials will either make you, or break you.”
“The kind providences of God often arise out of our worst failures and disasters.”
“Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.” Ecclesiastes 7:3
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28