How do we know where we are in our faith in the Lord if there’s never difficulties to press through or mountains to climb? We are matured in the furnace, as well as in the high points along our individual journeys. Life with all its joys also has tribulation.
Jesus said, “You believe (trust) in God. Believe (trust) also in Me.”
During the hardest days and longest nights, trusting Him for what we can’t see and don’t know is that anchor which keeps our souls in Him and motivates us to move forward, breaking through into a brighter day. Over the past several years, like many of you, I’ve had faith testings, personal suffering, and grief. But dispersed throughout the weeks and months and years, I’ve also had many mountain top experiences. Believe you me, I’m grateful for those happy times when all seemed perfect in my world, but without the challenges my walk would have little substance.
The Lord causes all things to work together for good for those who love Him, for those who are called according to His purpose–Romans 8:28
From pain and hardship and the testing of our faith, when we love the Lord, He brings about a purpose which is beneficial in some way.
Without the valleys, there would be no mountains.
I’m encouraging you this morning to believe in God and in His Son Jesus Christ. Read the Bible, especially the Gospels, Romans 8, and I John. By doing so, your faith will be enriched. Trust the Lord for what you can’t see. That hope which comes from trusting Him, will anchor you, making you unshakable during stormy seas. Yes there are valleys in your journey, but keep moving forward because in Him you will break free into the light of day.
Many blessings to each of you~ Pamela Koefoed