Let your trials train you!

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭2‬-‭3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

God takes those who were once weak, foolish, unknown, and broken vessels, and through us, He turns the world upside down. Never—for a moment—discount yourself because of your weaknesses or because of what you lack. God loves you. He loves how He made you. And He does His best work through humble, surrendered saints. Look up today and consider the men and women God has used throughout history. Consider the cloud of witnesses cheering you on. Determine to find the ancient path of faith and mark out your steps. Trust God’s heart to use you in ways that are disproportionate to who you are. That’s who He is; that’s what He does. Let your trials train you into a warrior. Allow your hardships to conform you into Christ’s image. Dare to believe that God just might change the world through you. And smile today. You’re someone God loves. Susielarson.com

Jeremiah 6:16a NIV ~ This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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