Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Testing of Our Faith Produces Steadfastness

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So blessed by the Lord to have read this today, right when I needed it! He certianly knows how to prepare us through His word for what we're going to face in the day!
"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing... Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." ~ James 1:2-4,  12 ~
God can use even bad circumstances to test our faith and help us to cling in greater dependence and trust upon Him, thus becoming more steadfast in our faith. It's amazing how quickly a trial can bring us back to our knees relying totally and utterly upon the Lord to help us trust in Him and His goodness and to look forward to the day when He will come again and we will see His glory and goodness in all its fulness! I will leave it there and let scripture speak for itself. :)

Here is also a music video by Holly Starr with wonderful words (even though it's not so much my style of music)! Love the chorus:

But God is, God is, 
Greater than the fear your facing
Greater than the storm that's raging
God is, God is,
With you when you cry, so cry out His name
‘Cause God is greater than the pain

 

God bless!


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