Trials are purposeful. Trials are tests for the purpose of growth in godliness. Trials are divinely design not to test whether our faith is genuine but for the purpose of purifying the faith that is genuine […]. Trials exist to refine and purify the faith that already exists. C.J. Mahaney
Would it not be just easier if we could become mature instantaneously? Obtain godliness without having to go through trials and difficulties of life?
Sometimes, my thoughts wonder about those kinds of questions. Yet, I need to be reminder that God has a purpose to allow me to endure those trials. And I need to remember that God is wise in his choices and that those circumstances bring me closer to Him.
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