God has called us all to different trials in our lives.
1 Peter 6:6-8 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
Some of us have physical pain, some emotional pain, and spiritual pain. God has called us to the testing of our faith throughout these many trials. It can be so difficult to continue to bless and cry praise to God during these trying times.
But just as a loving parent, he tests us and we grow through his ever present care and love. That we are even alive is an incredible blessing.
Thank you Father for your love and your constant testing. Thank you for the pain we feel. And I pray that we will have the faith to die for you if you ever test us in that way.
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