And we are also happy with the troubles we have. Why are we happy with troubles? Because we know that these troubles make us more patient. And this patience is proof that we are strong. And this proof gives us hope. And this hope will never disappoint us. We know this because God has poured out his love to fill our hearts through the Holy Spirit he gave us. Romans 5:3-5 ERV
What you go through is never meant to harm you, it’s meant to season and cook you to perfection. We were never meant to focus on the process as much as the finished product.
If you’re training for a marathon, what gets you through the training is the goal of crossing the finish line. If you don’t have a goal, you’ll always find it hard to go through the training.
The same is true in the Kingdom of God. Our goal is to tell others the good news of the gospel, but without a test, there is no testimony. What we go through in life gives us the ability to relate to someone God wants us to reach. It’s never about you, it’s about Gods plan to reach a lost and dying world.
Gods intentions are to break you open so that His life giving love can flow through you to others. If we don’t experience brokenness, what is in us would never spill out to others.
Thank You Father for each test and trial, every tear I’ve shed, every horrible thing I had to endure. It’s all about Your plans to show Your love to others. How I love You and thank You for every valley, every mountain, all the grief and pain. Help me to stay broken and humbled. Amen