God calls us to Joy
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds
Joy? To be faced with trials should cause us joy? Hard to imagine, isn't it? But God calls us to joy when unbelievers persecute us because of our faith or when our situation is merely difficult. It is joy to Him that we have stood firm in faith, and He calls us to share His delight. That doesn't mean we seek out trials but that we face the situation hand in hand with God. In trials, our spiritual strength increases.
Joy is Straight Ahead
The genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:7
Trials have a purpose in our lives. As a smith heats up gold to purify it, God heats up our lives to make spiritual impurities rise to the surface. If we cooperate with Him, sin is skimmed off our lives, purify our faith. Cleansed lives bringing glory to God and joy to us. If a trial lies before you today, envision the joy ahead.
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