Reading Verse: Joshua 6:1-27
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test,
that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Everyone in life has definitely gone through a trial or a test, because problems are inevitable in this life. In the Word of God we can learn that Job and Joseph also go through hardship, but in the end God gives them healing and blessings to their lives. One test we have in life is the test of timing. Generally people want something instantly, but sometimes God wants to train our patience because He has a plan to make everything beautiful in His time. While Abraham was waiting for a child, he didn’t wait in a short period of time, but he waited in quite a long time. However, Abraham trusted God that He will fulfill His promise. So even though he had no reason to hope, he always hoped in God; and God saw the faith of Abraham. The same goes in this life, we have to believe in each of God’s promises. When we have not seen the fulfillment of God’s promise, don’t let our faith becomes weak because God will definitely fulfill His promise. Let us be patient because God will always reveal His beautiful plan. Don’t walk alone without obeying God’s timing, because He knows and understands our lives better.
Next is the test of trouble. This is something we don’t like because basically we don’t like troubles. But it is written in James 1:12, “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” Trouble is a test so that we grow in God and when we are successful in going through it all we will become more mature. It is not easy to pass the test, but we have to stay firm because only with God that we are able to pass it, and He will make us conquerors. When going through a test, let us be molded like a pure gold. When going through a process in life, we also must be faithful and obedient, because behind every process is a beautiful plan of God.
We might not understand what we are going through today, but let us live every season in this life with God.
With God there will always be joy even though we are in the middle of hardship. Let us go into His beautiful plan.
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