My Thoughts plus a little more...we'll see what comes up!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Trials Come to Make You Strong...
Adversity weakens the weak and strengthens the strong – Anon
The challenge from Goliath struck fear in the heart of the Israelite army, but it only served to strengthen David who trusted in the Lord his God. We know who won that battle.
Sickness. Financial setbacks. Relationship problems. Layoffs. Firings, and on and on and on. It’s all a part of what we call life. Somewhere along the line problems or circumstances such as these will crop up in our lives, many even simultaneously. The key is how we allow them to affect our faith. If true joy is inward (and it is in Christ) nothing external can really upset our joy unless we allow it. Circumstances come and go only to test us, our responses show how we’re growing. Hopefully we’re growing in the right direction.
“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” – James 1:12