The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the Lord. Proverbs 16:33 NKJV
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the hearts. Proverbs 17:3 NKJV
I am overwhelmed and overcome by the circumstances of my life at times. Sometimes my life is defined more by trials struggles and hardship than anything else.
God is good. He is merciful. Jesus is the God of new beginnings. Jesus rescues us from our sins, failures, and mistakes. That does not mean our lives will be without hardship!
Life is hard. It is not fair. When we expect life to be fair we set ourselves up for disappointment and frustration. God is compassionate. He is longsuffering. Jesus gives us what we need when we need it.
We will receive justice and mercy. We can receive the greatest of God’s gifts today, love!
How I can continue to carry on with all the responsibility the Lord has placed in my lap. How can I do all the things God requires of me. I cannot. I can remind myself nothing happens in my life that God has not allowed. I can remember God loves me!
God promises to meet all our needs today. He promises not to allow more hardship than we can endure. The Lord promises never to leave us to ourselves or to deal with the struggles we face alone. I can remind myself God always keeps His promises!
Jesus spoke to me about His plans for my life. The Lord said He would use me to spread His message to the world. God said He would enable me to speak for Him. Jesus said I would minister before Him. God said He would use me to set people free.
The Lord also told me I would have to go through fire!
In my time of struggle hardship and despair I remind myself God does not call the prepared He prepares the called. The Lord must mold us and shape us into the people He created us to be before He sends us out to preach the message of salvation!
The trials and hardships you suffer have not happened by random chance or accident. God is molding you and shaping you into the mighty warrior He created you to be. God is preparing you for the work He wants to accomplish in your life and through your service to Jesus!
Trust Jesus with the circumstances of your life. Trust Jesus to polish and refine you so you can reflect His character to the world!
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