Beautiful Trials.

 

Bro. Mike, over at “Thoughts from A Shallow Mind” (although he ISN’T shallow!), has written a beautiful post that encourages us all to rethink the trials in our life. 

 How true it is that before we can experience growth and joy, we must first realize what it means to face hardship. 

Even our Savior, Jesus Christ, knew that He had to be obedient to His call to face the cross.  Dale  also commented,

“Just like clay, we must submit ourselves to the pressure of the Potter’s hands so that He can mold us into the perfect (complete) work according to His plan.

If we stop and think about it, isn’t it the weathered, distressed look of the antique that makes it so valuable? Accordingly, we should wear the marks of God’s hand, rejoicing in them, and realize those (and the mark of His blood) are what make us have value in Him.”

“From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.” Galatians 6:17

May we all have scars of wisdom, and the courage to count it all joy in whatever trials come our way.     

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Attitude, Bible, Church, Commitment, Creation, Faith, Friends, Gifts, God, Grace, Life, Obedience

2 responses to “Beautiful Trials.

  1. Not easy to do, but you’re right. We can look at our trials as an opportunity to see God at work or we can question and doubt His love. Our choice.

  2. Amen!
    All by Gods grace as we walk out this life of faith! May every trial bring us into a deeper level of trust as we yield ourselves to the Masters hands, letting Him conform us into His image.

    Blessings to you Julie!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s