In testing times II---devotional

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As we have seen, God doesn't squander our torment. For a certain something, He utilizes it to attract us to Himself. What's more, it's a device for disposing of obstructions to our heavenliness, helping us develop in confidence, and making us progressively Christlike.

We should take a gander at a couple of different ways our hardships become triumphs when we confide in the Lord. Through hardships, we can ...

Offer in the sacredness of Christ. The book of Hebrews 12:10 clarifies that when God disciplines us, He does as such to carry us to the point where Jesus' heavenliness is communicated—rather than smothered—in our life.

Figure out how to offer gratitude in all circumstances. We've every single confronted condition when it was difficult to name something for which we felt thankful. Be that as it may, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 guides us to express gratefulness "in all things," with no notice of emotions. Through experience, we figure out how to be appreciative notwithstanding for enduring on the grounds that we realize that the final product will be great.

Create immovability. Romans 5:1-5 says tribulation prompts constancy, and steadiness thusly creates character, which gives us trust. When we decide not to quit any pretense of during troublesome conditions, we enable God to develop great characteristics throughout our life that will prop us up in the long haul.

Partake in the sufferings of Christ. Nothing was more profitable to Paul than knowing Christ (Phil. 3:8-11). Be that as it may, by what method can you really realize somebody except if you can by one way or another identify with his life and encounters?

God on occasion enables us to endure so we can modestly perceive the amount we need Him. When we confide in His will, He utilizes those preliminaries in astounding ways.