Scripture: Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. (NIV)
Nugget: A number of us are experiencing various challenges in our lives. Although there’s a reason & purpose for everything, going through these things can test faith, relationships, & us as well. Sometimes, it’s God’s way of stretching us beyond what we believe---another way to develop something in us. At times, I wonder if it takes all of this to do so----the answer to this is probably “yes”.
One of the blessings in & during this time is that God is always there. Not only is He always there, He has the right people in our lives, at the right time, to help as well. God has a way of bringing us out on the other side better than before.
Quote: “Sometimes the end God has in mind is to exercise our faith, so He brings us into straitened circumstances so that we might look up to Him and see His deliverance.” -Jerry Bridges
© Lisi P, 2015