Walking by faith through trials


We recently looked at “Rejoicing” and “Counting it all joy” when we face the trials of life.  Today I am just in awe of looking at the results of the work that the Lord does in us and through us when we obey Him and walk by faith through those trials.

James 1:3, ‘knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.’ There is such beauty in the truth that we do not have to doubt, or to worry, even when we cannot see the end of what God is doing.  Because we have a gift from Him that allows us to be able to see the light through darkness – the gift of faith.  And we know!  There is no wondering – does God have a purpose, is He paying attention to what’s going on in my life, and does He really care?   Resoundingly, YES!

The trials of God are not determined to make us fail,

but the trials of God are determined to make us fly!

The trials of God are not determined to cause us to sin,

but the trials of God are determined to cause us to soar!

James 1:4, ‘But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.’   Through the eye of faith, we believe, and determine to allow God to work in us.  This, to me, means I need to let go of trying to control the circumstances and get out of the way of what God is doing IN me – because it’s not about ‘thing’ that is happening to me.  It’s about ME and what God is making out of my life!  So many times my focus is on the external part of the trial, when here, I see that it’s really all about what God is making me into.  There is a perfect work that He is doing, teaching me endurance, making me more mature and whole in Him.  Lacking nothing – so that I can fully become the person that God wants me to be.

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  • Deb Bingham
    September 15, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Well said. Thank you for the encouragement.

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We are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ that have been married 22 years. Our joy and our ambition is to walk with the Lord and serve Him with our lives. Our son Daniel is married to the love of his life, Della. Our daughter Rebekah is a student at Liberty University. Our heart's desire is to see a generation reached for Christ and a bride of Christ that loves Him with all her heart.

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