Finding meaning in the storm

For those who are trained by going through hardship, it produces a harvest of righteousness. Hear this: peace, patience, endurance, love, and joy are fruits of trials. There is a harvest for those who have been trained by pain. Look at the life of any truly godly man or woman, and you will see that godliness has always been marked by trials.

We are trained by persevering through the trial and seeking the Lord and his Word in the midst of it. However, those who are not trained by it often develop strongholds. Hebrews 12:12, 13 says this: “Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Make level paths for your feet so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed” (emphasis mine). Many develop strongholds and addictions by going through trials. It is harder for them to love, harder for them to forgive, or harder for them to have peace. They become “lame” and “disabled.” Only those who are “trained” by the trial, develop the character God wants. Source: Bible.org

Through this passage, may you find meaning in the storm. Take comfort in knowing that everyone goes through trials and tribulations. Nobody is exempted. If you are struggling with life right now, there might be someone else in a similar situation. Why don’t you share a hug or a few encouraging words? Yes, it’s difficult, but never impossible. Find meaning and hope in the midst of your struggles by helping another human being in similar paths.

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1 Peter 1:6–9

6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

 

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14 thoughts on “Finding meaning in the storm

  1. We had a pastor once say we were like trees. During the dry, hard years; trees grow slowly so their rings are close together and the tree grows strong with a tight grain. He said it is the same for us. If we hang onto the promises during the tough times we will grow strong.
    Great post!

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  2. Hi Witty Mummy!
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