"Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."
Life can be so hard. One minute you feel as though you have all the answers and the next minute you don't even know how you got to that point.
When reading this scripture, think about how God has a process that he wants to take us through to get all the things that we desire. Think about it. We have a water cycle, a rock cycle, the food chain cycle and we have a cycle in life also. Our cycle builds the very thing that His word was talking about. Our cycle builds our perseverance, character, and hope.
God will also put you in those moments to show you that He wants to trust you with the things you are asking, but you must also pass that test. He looks at our insides (the heart) so we can't fake the funk with Him.
I challenge you to think about how God wants to change your insides and for you to focus on coming out the fire with perseverance, character and hope. And once you do that, prepare in the process because He will release what’s yours.
God wants to build our insides so that when we get the blessing that’s too big for us to receive, our insides will be strong enough to carry it.
The bible tells us that there will be trials that we will have to face as a child of the Most High but we must think about how much greater we will become after the storm. He doesn't want to put us to shame. He wants us to know that we are so much stronger than we think we are. When you were/are in school there is so much information that they teach you. However, teachers will test you on the information to see how much you know about the information they have been feeding you.
Let Us Pray
Father God, I thank you for how you have shaped us and molded us into the person you saw us fit to be. I pray that you continue to do a work on our insides that build us up higher than we could ever imagine. I pray against anything that tries to belittle our thoughts and anything that makes us feel guilty or carry shame. For we know that you are not in that but you are all about restoring us and healing us from the inside out. I pray over our minds so that when things come up against us we can see your victory and trust that we will be better than when we started. Your word tells us that what you start in us you will complete. So I thank you for caring about us so much that even when we see ourselves struggling you give us perseverance, character and hope to see ourselves at the finish line. I thank you for choosing us to work Your Wonders in our life for the world to see as a testament to Your Glory, Power and Authority. We love you and we bless your Holy Name. In Jesus name we pray.