Scott Hubbard from Desiring God ministries writes, “When trials come, we almost cannot help but hold out our hearts for all to see.” And I would add, for us to clearly see as well. Trials blow away all the pretense, all the pleasant fictions we have believed about ourselves. This is always a gift from God. Indeed, if the trial is here, God is here. He comes to teach, to change, to grow, and to refine.
See Scott’s short article in its entirety here - https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/fortified-by-fire
When the trial comes, we are not alone. God is here! Kari Jobe sings, “When I walk through deep waters, I know that You will be with me, When I'm standing in the fire, I will not be overcome, Through the valley of the shadow, I will not fear.”
Here’s the link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfveawSAHJA
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We love you,
Jim & Karen