“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.”
God’s Peace is the treasure of treasures…the pearl of great price. It is an exquisitely costly gift, for both the Giver and the receiver.
Jesus purchased this Peace for us with His blood, and we receive this gift by trusting Him in the midst of life’s storms.
We all know that when everything goes our way, we often don’t bother to seek God.
Therefore we must thank Him when things do not go our way…because “spiritual blessings come wrapped up in trials.”
And adverse circumstances are normal in a fallen world…
I pray that we will expect them each day…and rejoice in the face of hardship, understanding that it is not the doing of the devil but rather God’s way of developing our perseverance.
Amen and God bless!