When the Going Gets Tough

Life is full of trials and tribulations. Some of them are brought on by our own choices and some God allows to refine us and make us more like Him.

So who or what do you turn to when life seems to be handing you lemons instead of lemonade? Your job? Your spouse? Yourself? Or….. your faith?

Really, our faith is the only thing that can sustain us: faith to believe in what we cannot see says the writer of Hebrews, faith to trust God when the path before us is not clear, faith to have hope and, yes, even joy in the midst of great sorrow and sadness.

James 1:2 says “Count it all pure joy when you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” If we look at our trials this way, it helps ease the pain,yes?

So today, if you are going thru something, remember that Jesus is going thru it with you. He promises to always be with us. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. In other words, take action. What is it that God is calling you to do today? Get your finances in order? Confront a loved one? Stand firm in your boundaries? Whatever it is, know that God is using the situation for your good and for His glory. Until next time, keep looking up and remember to be a blessing!

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