Holy through Hardship
"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? ... hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him." Psalm 42:5 Here's an anchor for your soul in the storms of life: "I am growing by His plan."
What is God's plan for you? He wants to enlarge you, not indulge you. God is not so interested in making you happy and healthy as He is in making you holy. And so God will allow troubles to make you more like Christ.
Think about the times when you have grown the most. It is when your friend "Trouble" came along. I have grown the most in my own life in times of deepest despair.
Can you look at the troubles in your life not as adversaries, but as friends? Take a second look and get a godly perspective of it. See how you can become holy through hardship.
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Daybreak: Practicing the Presence of God
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