For a little while...you have been distressed by various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, may be found to result in [your] praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
- 1 Peter 1:6
I once heard someone say they did not want to go through trials because it could cause unbelievers to “stumble” or reject Christianity.
And yet, how we handle adversity is one of the greatest ways we can show others the true power and love of God.
God will often allow trials in order to grow your faith. He will allow loss and disappointment to develop praise, glory and honor at His name.
The disciples went through hunger, lashing, jail and shipwrecks.
Safe to say we might experience a fraction of these things for the same purpose!
Today: Lord, let me focus on peace, not my outcomes. Let me seek your presence, not my own timelines or comfort.
You who are being protected and shielded by the power of God through your faith for salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time. In this rejoice greatly. (1 Peter 1:5)