Grace morning on this tranquil and thankful Tuesday.
Never doubt in the dark what you learned in the light. The test of our character is not what we do in the light. The test of your character is how you handle the dark times in your life.
There is a difference in trusting God when things are going well and when everything seems to go wrong. God’s word never guarantees a life free from darkness. But the dark moments of your life last only as long as necessary for God to accomplish His purposes. The Lord uses trials, difficulty, and pain to equip you for more effective service to Him. As you continue to trust and obey Him, God uses hardship to develop the character of Christ within you.
Many of the trials that God allows into your lives come with an absence of light, i.e., they are absolutely confusing, bewildering and perplexing. God often allows darkness, afflictions and difficulties, but only with the purpose of renewing our strength and turning our difficult times into “wells of blessing.”
God continually asks: Will your hope and trust remain in Me when the unthinkable happens in your life?
“In times of trouble, Lord, you will protect me. You will hide me in your tent and keep me safe on top of a mighty rock.”
Psalms 27:5 CEV
Never stop trusting in the Lord no matter what your circumstances are, no matter how you feel and no matter if you understand what He is doing or not. Even when you don’t see His hand, you must continually choose by faith to trust in His promises and acknowledge Him in all your ways, because He will come through…
Live, love, and laugh your way through this trouble-less and triumphant Tuesday!