You may be sitting there completely discouraged by your actions or distraught by your current circumstances. Just remember that no matter how bad things seem, you must go on. Don’t give up! Don’t give in to the darkness! Your breakthrough is right around the corner. I needed to be reminded of this today, maybe you do too.
“Dear brothers and sisters, when trouble comes your way consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”
Far too often we allow ourselves to use our trials and tribulations as an excuse. Whether it’s an excuse to turn to alcohol, drugs, lust or even flat out give up, that remains all it is, an EXCUSE.
The Bible makes it clear in the book of James that our trials serve a divine purpose. During our struggle that purpose may seem miniscule, but it remains important. God is not necessarily putting things before us to punish us, but rather to shape us.
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