Friday, February 20, 2009

Finding Treasures in Trials

1 Thessalonians 3:3-5 (The Message)

Not that the troubles should come as any surprise to you. You've always known that we're in for this kind of thing. It's part of our calling. When we were with you, we made it quite clear that there was trouble ahead. And now that it's happened, you know what it's like. That's why I couldn't quit worrying; I had to know for myself how you were doing in the faith. I didn't want the Tempter getting to you and tearing down everything we had built up together.

The hardest struggle I've ever known is spiritual.
The struggle of sins....The sins of distrust, doubt, insecurity or loosing confidence, the sin of pride, and selfishness. All these am struggling, but never stop praying that HE will purify and refine me within, and lead me to GENUINE REPENTANCE (",)

Because of these sins, am not doing good to my husband which made me feel sorrow within but I just want to lift this up to GOD as I believe HE has confidence in me that by HOLDING TO HIM, I will get through my weaknesses. As I look up to HIM as MY ONLY REDEEMER and SAVIOR


Rose said...

Amen Sister..!
I also struggle within this area as i'm sure many do.

I will pray and ask the Lord to guide you


Donnetta said...

This post reminds me of this verse:

James 1:2 (message) "Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way."

Be encouraged today...