1 Peter 1:17-21

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:32

Trials are God’s way of moving you out of your comfort zone and to new and exciting challenges. Instead of adopting a negative view of difficulty, resolve to understand that God will bring good out of your trouble (Romans 8:32).

Oswald Chambers offers direction for you:

Are you painfully disturbed just now, distracted by the waves and billows of God’s providential permission, and having, as it were, turned over the boulders of your belief, are you still finding no well of peace or joy or comfort; is all barren?

Then look up and receive the undisturbedness of the Lord Jesus. Reflected peace is the proof that you are right with God because you are liberty to turn your mind to Him. If you are not right with God, you can never turn your mind anywhere but on yourself. If you allow anything to hide the face of Jesus Christ from you, you are either disturbed or you have a false security.

. . .He will be a gracious benediction of peace in and through you . . . We get disturbed because we have not been considering Him. When one confers with Jesus Christ, the perplexity goes, because He has no perplexity, and our only concern is to abide in Him. Lay it all out before Him, and in the face of difficulty, bereavement and sorrow, hear Him say, “Let not your heart be troubled.”

Dear heavenly Father, help me view trials as Your way of moving me out of my comfort zone and to new and exciting challenges.

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