I feel as though I’ve been through a lot of tests over the last several years of my life.
No matter how hard my circumstances have been, I always count my blessings. God has brought me through, and continues to do so. He doesn’t promise that we will not have trouble in this life. But he does promise that He will walk with us, every step of the way.
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Tests and the hard times will come, but they are used to strengthen us so that we can be used to minister to others going through the same situation.
I do believe the trials and tests I have endured have made me stronger. I have had to learn to wade in some pretty tough waters, to keep my head above the water when it threatened to consume me. I’ve learned that I am stronger than I ever thought I was and that those who truly love and are for me will be here until the end.I believe the trials and tests I have endured have made me stronger. #write31days #5MFW #fmfparty Click To Tweet
Yes, we will have tests in this life, but God will use each one first to draw us closer to Him and secondly, to draw others closer to Him through the power of our testimony.
Are you going through a challenging season? How can I pray for you?
I’m linking up with Kate Montaung and many other writers as we write for just Five Minutes on a given word prompt. Today’s prompt was “test”.
This post is part of a 31 Day series entitled Embrace, where I will be sharing images, quotes and words that I hope will stir your soul. You can find each post in this series here. Together, let’s embrace every day and the beauty that each one holds.