A spiritual refining process // 07-05-21

“Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.” 1 Peter‬ ‭4:12-13‬ ‭MSG‬‬

None of us are the finished article when we become Christians. Yes, we are forgiven, yes, we are set free from the penalty of sin, yes, we are reconciled to a relationship with God and given a new start. But there is a spiritual refining process to go through. The more we get to know and follow Jesus, the more we change and become like Him. When things get difficult that’s when our faith can be exercised and strengthened the most, so press in to Jesus, hold on to His promise, know that He is with you and there is a glory to come! Thank You Lord that even in the dark seasons of life I can identify with You, and find hope and peace in You. Amen 🙌🏼😊