Our surrounding circumstances can feel like more than we can bear on occasion because there is always something not going right. Flat tire, mortgage due, sick children, lay-offs at work, and the list goes on and on.
Love Heart, if we live on that plain, consumed by life, we will be miserable. But, if we choose to live our lives believing that our God is with us through every trial, we can live in peace with every situation.
Paul said in Philippians 4:10-13, “I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”
Many of us know that last verse, however, Paul is explaining that he can make it through anything because he has learned. And he’s learned through life experiences.
Each time you go through the fire (and you will), when you come out on the other side, examine how God was with you all the way. Look for His fingerprints on the situation. You’ll find them. Gwen~