Posted by: Pure Glory | 05/18/2019

Through The Fire Of Testing Comes Joy!

by Hazel Straub

Trials and testings, often cause us to complain about our circumstances. God, however, uses troubles to help us mature and become more like him. When iron is in the process of becoming steel, it must be refined and tempered by fire. In the same way, God’s fire consumes the things in our lives that do not please God.

When we are comfortable, without challenges, we tend to depend upon ourselves and walk in pride. Trials and difficulties, however, show us our need to seek God and depend on him because we are unable to rescue ourselves. The heat of the flame, makes our avenues of escape disappear and we cry to God for relief. This reveals our character flaws and need for complete God dependence. Instead of complaining, rejoice and be filled with joy!

As we come to a place of total abandonment and dependency on God, we  rejoice, in the process of his mercy and love. The difficulties although painful, assist us in dying to our flesh and maturing to show more of Jesus’ character, in our walk of faith and God dependency.

My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things. And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking. (James 1:2-4 TPT)

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  1. Inspiring

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    • Push through the dirt and bloom! Thank you!

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  2. Awesome. I love the picture of the beautiful bird on the plant—Stunning, and very appropriate for the plant pushing through the dirt!!

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  3. Reblogged this on thehouseofprayers.

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  4. And it is your time to bloom too my dear 🤗🙏
    Thank you 🙏

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  5. timely message! thank you!

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  6. Praise God!

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