Many people view difficulty as the antithesis of pleasure, happiness, and beauty. When in fact it is the catalyst for the most refined and exquisite version of all three. God reveals how He purposely leverages difficulty (trials, tribulations, and sufferings) in the construction of His saints.
Persecution & Difficulty
Waiting is hard, but it is the thoroughfare through which God brings blessing and beauty into our life. But, when we wait, as God has asked us to wait, the blessing that comes is always more than worth the challenge inherent in the waiting process.
Guff labors to steal the territory that God promised to us and it tries to convince us that God never intended us to have that territory in the first place. We must respond by belligerently declaring, “No more of this guff!”
When weakness is cherished as opposed to complained about, it transforms the lives of those that embrace it. And strangely, contrary to its name, it makes one stronger…
In an age of shrinking wafflers, we need the return of bravehearted confessors. For this to happen, we need to unabashedly live out and shout out the Truth of God’s Word. We must step out of our spiritual diapers, spit out our pacifiers, set down our sippy cups, and start behaving as the grown up Church of Jesus Christ.
We, as the Church, must be reminded that our God specializes in impossible situations and has a perfect track record throughout history in turning the enemy’s boastings into eaten crow. Our God is a winner.