“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.” Romans 5:3-5
What a mouth full of hope in these verses. I can’t say I’ve always rejoiced when I’ve run into problems & trials. Some of them were just so big, I kept running into them. I looked like I’d been in a train wreck. Then one day the Lord showed me that instead of tripping over those obstacles, I could put them together to create building blocks. That enabled me to climb to such great heights where the views were breathtaking. Seeing them from Gods vantage point put the circumstance in true perspective.
He’s always bigger, always greater than any problem we can or cannot see. It’s not what you see that makes the difference, it’s how you see it. Come on up and share the view! Spending time in His presence brings you wisdom to not just get you through, but to give others hope too.
Oh wise and loving God, thank You for new perspective and wisdom to face everything I need to face. Answers to questions, steps to take and new levels of trust with each new obstacle. You’re so kind to stay and accompany me as I take this journey. Never lonely. Love You so much. Amen