“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ…” 1 Peter 1:7
The enemy may be bringing everything he has against you. Hurt after hurt. Calamity after calamity. Distress after distress. Accusation after accusation. And while it feels as though you are not going to make it, your faith will. Your faith will see you through every single trial. You may feel the effects of the fire right now and the heaviness may be weighing on you, but God will make sure your faith will remain in tact. Your faith is indeed more precious than gold that can’t stand the heat. It melts. But not you. Just when you think you’re done and can’t take anymore, Jesus shows up in the fire. He shows up in your situation and there is praise, honor, and glory. It’s not that He wasn’t there at the beginning with you, He was there all along, but He reveals Himself so that you can see that He is with you. When He said He will never leave you nor forsake you, He meant it. God hasn’t abandoned you and He hasn’t left your side. He is right there to help your faith. Every Word of God strengthens your faith, so don’t close your Bible now. It’s not time to die, not in the fire. Not like this. Live for God! Endure to the end! Persevere by faith! You can do it! Watch God turn what the enemy has meant for your bad around for your glorious good!
Prayer: Father God, I put my trust in You. Whether my mind understands or not, I trust that You know what You are doing. Every test, distress, and fiery situation may be hard to bear, but Jesus is with me to help me through it. Thank You for being glorified in my life through what I endure. In Jesus name, Amen.