Hey guys.. This post is totally stolen from a WONDERFUL blogger named Katey..anyway when I am going through a hard time I find myself reading her blog and often leave it feeling alot better.. So this morning I was checking my blog and saw a post from her..I click and read and for those of you that dont know her or read her blog here it what I found
1). The Lord is in Control. "In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials," 1 Peter 1:6We are chosen by God, and God is working in us during times of trials. We may even have more trials or problems because we are believers. We will suffer according to God's will. But we can rejoice in knowing that HE is in control, and the suffering will only be for a little while.
2). The Lord is refining our faith! "..so that the tested genuineness of your faith--more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire--may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 1:7NOTHING happens by accident. There is no fate or Karma, if you are a believer in Jesus Christ. During times of trials, the Lord wants us to show that our faith is authentic. HE is burning off all of the impurities. So next time you are facing a trial, sickness, death, etc....just remember that the Lord is testing the authenticity of your faith!
3). The Lord is becoming more & more precious to us!! "Though you have not seen him, you love and trust him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory," 1 Peter 1:8During these trying times...we realize how precious our Lord and Savior really is to us!
4). The Lord is close (intimate) with us right now (during the times of trials). "...obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls," 1 Peter 1:9The word "obtaining" refers to receiving on a continuing basis. We continue to draw closer to God on a daily basis. It is during these times of trials that God is the most intimate with us.I think this is very comforting, relieving, and rejoicing to know that our times of trials happen for a reason, and that God uses these times to refine our faith, and become closer to each and every one of us!
Again let me say I DID NOT write that its from Katey at http://cftransplantmiracle.blogspot.com
I just copied and pasted that part so anyone that reads my blog that dont read hers could read this.
I think its amazing and if it could help anyone else today like it helped me I dont think Katey would mind my theft at all.