Psalm 103:14 (NIV)
“For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.”
We are taught that trials serve many purposes in the life of a
believer. James 1:2-4 tells us that we should count it pure joy when
we encounter trials of many kinds. Why? The verse explains that the
testing of our faith develops perseverance, which will mature us and
deepen our relationship with Christ.
God designs the perfect tests and circumstances for you. His process
of sanctification is individualized. He made your frame and knows that
you are but dust. He will not give His children trials that they
cannot endure. By perfecting you in the furnace of affliction, He will
bring the dross in your life to the surface. By acknowledging your
sins and confessing them, God is providing you the necessary
forgiveness to be victorious over them.
God created you and knows you intimately. He loves you and desires the
very best for you. When the next test or struggle comes to you,
consider it as a gift from God and count it pure joy as James
instructs. That change in attitude will confound the enemy and provide
When you smile in the midst of a storm those around you will notice.
If they ask you how you are able to smile during such dark days, reply
“My God knows my frame and knows I can do all things through Him who
gives me strength.”
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