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.