Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that those downfalls, those sorrows, those turbulent and tumultuous events, even the catastrophic events that happen in our lives, are all stepping stones, or safety lines.
It may not seem like it, but all those things can serve to draw us or draw us back to the Lord’s side. They’re like those road signs-great big arrows that say, “This way to…” -hopefully, the exit, right? Yeah, I can’t even count how many of those things I’ve seen. Fortunately, I finally learned to heed them. You still have to go through, but you know with God, you’re going to get through!
They’re not tests and trials that God puts us through. They really aren’t. They’re actually tests and trials that God gets us through. He’s not the tempter. But Jesus did say, “in the world you’ll have tribulation.” He overcame the world; so we can be confident that we can overcome. And each time we overcome, it brings us closer to the Lord. It gives us new and better understanding of Him. It strengthens our faith and our courage to walk in faith.
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 7, 2019, 2:50 p.m.