To my daughters and sisters in Christ, count your troubles all joy.
“I must say something. Would it upset you if I speak? Job, you have taught many people. You encouraged those who were ready to quit. Your words helped those who were ready to fall. You gave strength to those who could not stand by themselves. But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged. Trouble hits you, and you are upset. You worship God. You trust him. You are a good man, so let that be your hope. (Job 4:2-6 ERV)
Rom 8:28………… “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Phil 1:6…………….. “(Be) confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ,…”
Jas 1:4………… “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
I tell you this to encourage you because when you are in the middle of something it is easy to get discouraged, to feel as if God abandoned you or forgot you. Never fear my loves he knows what you need, he knows if you need to be strengthened, torn down, rejuvenated, humbled or need peace and because he loves you, he gives you that. It may seem harsh or unfair but when you look back, you will understand it was exactly what needed to happen. Many of us are stubborn and prideful and full of righteous thoughts and a clearly defined sense of right and wrong and woe to any who cross us. I’ve learned that many of my lessons were used to make me more compassionate, more open to others pain or situations. I don’t know why your going through but I know this:
Mark 9:23…….. “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.
Josh 1:9………… “Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
1Chr 22:18…….. “And has He not given you rest on every side?”
2Chr 20:17…….. “You will not need to fight this battle. Position yourselves,
stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you,…”