Chapter 4, Pages 64-65
1 Peter 1:6-7; Psalms 119:71
Running to the LORD with my difficulties proved God’s faithfulness every time. The LORD has never once disappointed me.
Say this with me: “GOD IS FAITHFUL AND HE WILL NEVER DISAPPOINT ME!”
While God could have changed my circumstances, He chose not to. And going through what I did, caused me to change. His grace afforded me an attitude that difficulties were designed to strengthen me. Nothing occurs in life without His approval, so why get too anxious? He is Sovereign and with this Biblical reality, I stopped seeing the devil behind every difficult door and saw an opportunity to add depth to my faith. In reading through Chapter 4 of my book Unshackled, I’m amazed how God’s grace turns painful moments into powerful testimonies.
Here are a few verses that helped me to never give up.
“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire test and purifies gold – though your faith is far more precious than gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” -1 Peter 1: 6-7(NLT)
Also “My troubles turned out for the best- they forced me to learn from your textbook.” -Psalms 119:71(MSG)
Running to the LORD in times of trouble will ensure His goodness and mercy will follow you and help you to find purpose. If you know others this might encourage, please share it with them and pray they would be strengthened.