My Princess Warrior,
Many times I will allow trials and tribulation in your life to draw you closer to Me and prepare you for battle. Just as I was with Daniel in the lion’s den, I am with you in every trial. You are being prepared for greatness, My beloved. I prepared my king David while he was running for his life and hiding in caves. I blinded My apostle Paul until he was ready to see Me as his source of sight. Your trials will lead you to an abundant life of effective and everlasting ministry if you will allow me to carve in your character a true reflection of me while you’re in the fire where your faith is being tested.
Your King who suffers with you
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. – James 1:2-4 (NIV)
A Prayer to Persevere
I pray that you will find God in your trials. May you see His hand in everything and trust Him completely to pull you through what seems like an awful situation. May you hold tighter to your Father as the storms hit harder, because He will never let you drown in hopelessness. I pray In Jesus’ name that you will allow His mighty hand to carve on your heart His truth. May this trial be marked as the day you truly learned to trust him. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Be on guard! Turn back from evil, for God sent this suffering to keep you from a life of evil. – Job 36:21 (NLT)
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