Good morning everyone,
Proverbs 27:21 tells us that the crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise. Praising the Father in everything is the basis of who He desires us to be. If we praise Him in the midst of trials and tribulations, we can more clearly be an example for the lost world to see hope when there is none! Psalm 15:2 says, 'The Lord is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him, my Father's God, and I will exalt Him.' Think about all He has done for you and think about what He has guaranteed for you by you seeking His face! Not only is He willing to direct your path while you go through trials and tribulations, but He has guaranteed you eternal life with Him when your life is done here on earth. For me that is more than enough to praise Him all the time!! Psalm 23 reminds us that He restores our soul even when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Death will not even begin to hold us down; that is when life will begin! Instead of looking at setbacks as something that will knock you down one more notch; think of them as another way for you to be a reflection of who He is in the way you trust Him! People are looking for answers all the time. Don't you think it is about time for us to be living proof that there is hope in Jesus Christ for the world in which we live? May God richly Bless you as you seek His face and trust Him in the path that He has laid out for you?
Your brother in Christ,