Our life is busy and filled with work. Good work, but still work. And sometimes in that work, you face challenging situations that can test your faith and can make it difficult to act on what you believe as opposed to how you feel in the moment. Preacherman and I both faced situations like that, over the past week…which has led me to this memory verse:
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”- James 1:12 (NIV)
Choosing to persevere in a way that God would desire in a trial is not always the easiest. However, pleasing God is what is most important, and there’s a reward for my obedience and perseverance. And I have learned that in those difficult situations, God can use us to be conduits of grace, love, and mercy–in the same way that He so freely gives all three of those to us.
Be encouraged! Peace and blessings!