Reading Verse: Exodus 31:1-18
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were told to worship a statue made by Nebuchadnezzar, they refused it and keep worshipping God. In this story, their faiths were tested, and they encountered a process until they were put into the kitchen of fire. But, God didn’t leave them; He was always with them and saved them.
As in life, often times we face trials and processes, whether at work, in family or in ministry at church. And it’s not pleasurable to experience this. As long as we may live, we will always experience trials. Therefore, we have to keep our spirit up and keep going. Believe that this process or trial will not bring us into something bad; it will mature our faith instead. Without a test, our faith will not mature. Without a process, we will not be able to know God intimately.
Therefore, we should be faithful to God in times of trouble or trials; don’t be afraid because He will always be with us. Don’t get affected by the length of the process because God will make everything beautiful in its time. Never get away from God’s timing so that we won’t lose the blessings that God has prepared for us. Keep your hope in God as the source of victory. Never draw back because without Him we can do nothing. We have to be faithful til the process has ended, and He will make everything beautiful.
We also have to keep calm and believe, never walk with our own ways. Calm and believe are keys to see God’s victory. Believe that God’s work is the best for us. He never plans evil. Behind every process, there is always be a beautiful blessing from God. In order to be calm, we have to stay close to Him; He is the source of our peace.
No matter difficult our current process is, never give up or get away. Sometimes a process might be painful, but if we pass it well, we will gain victory. Jesus is always good in any of our situations. He always plans a good plan even a hopeful future for us. Stay strong and firm in God, so in the right time we can become a pure gold. Amen.
Believe that this process or trial will not bring us into something bad. On the other hand, it will mature our faith.
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