January 24, 2021
It is inevitable that everyone will have trials and tribulation throughout their lives. And those who are serving God do not escape this fact. But unlike being in the world, when you are serving God you can be assured that your trials and tribulations are serving a greater purpose than meets the eye. They are serving a greater purpose of good. They are meant to grow you, not harm you, and prepare you for the kingdom of God. The Lord said He wouldn’t put more on your than you could bear, but He never said that He wouldn’t give you all that you could bear. Furthermore, some people can handle more than others. The great philosopher Michael L. Davis said if God overloads your wagon and it breaks down, He will also give you the tools to fix it. So, trust God through your trials and tribulations. No matter how great the tribulation, God is greater, and you will come forth as pure gold.
Dear Father God,
Thank You Lord for my trials and tribulations, both the ones that I have already endured and the ones that are coming. Lord I know that although painful at times, my trials and tribulations are all for a greater purpose of Your divine good. Lord, I trust You completely that they will make me stronger, better, wiser, more fit for this journey and Your kingdom, and in the end, I will come forth as pure gold. Lord I trust You completely that no matter how great the tribulation, You have provided me with all the tools that I need to overcome them and above all that You will never leave or forsake me. Lord, I pray that You would keep these truths ever before me for any and all trials and tribulations that I face as I give You all the glory and honor due Your holy name.
In Jesus name I pray,
When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto His voice;
(For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
Deuteronomy 4:30- 31
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
1 Corinthians 10:13
But He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
The Lord said He wouldn’t put more on your than you could bear, but He never said that He wouldn’t give you all that you could bear.
Dr. Lou Ella V. Taylor
If God overloads your wagon and it breaks down, He will also give you the tools to fix it.
Michael L. Davis
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