The Lord has repeatedly brought this Scripture to my attention. This year has been wrought with various tests and trials. At times it has been difficult to keep going, BUT GOD. The Lord has been my refuge, strength, comfort, hope, and provider during my time of suffering. He has and continues to be faithful, and I’m so thankful and grateful that He has promised to never leave or forsake me, because I know this will not be the last test or trial I endure.
As we move closer to the return of the Lord, we have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. As we have rejoiced in good times, we have to ask the Lord to help us to rejoice and endure the challenging times. We’re going to need the perspective of Job: “Though He slay me, yet I will trust Him” (Job 13:15).
My heart is so full. I’ve been in a wilderness period for quite some time. I’ve had to endure suffering and discomfort–things that my flesh absolutely hate. I don’t like discomfort or suffering. This flesh that we’re all housed in doesn’t like it. However, I’ve been able to stand and endure it all because Jesus has been with me every step of the way.
“There is always beauty in the suffering, joy in the pain, and peace in the chaos: His name is Jesus Christ.”