Wonderful joy ahead // 08-03-19

“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold.” 1 Peter‬ ‭1:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

It’s easy to trust God when everything is going well and there is nothing to worry about. But trials reveal what is really in my heart and test how true my faith actually is. Will I still make the choice to trust Jesus and look to Him when there is trouble or uncertainty, or will fear get the better of me? Will I still trust in His goodness and His direction when the road is rocky, or will doubt make we wander on to a different path?

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalms‬ ‭139:23-24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Lord, whatever the trial, use it to purify my heart and make me stronger in my faith! I look forward to that wonderful joy ahead. Amen 🙏🏼