1 Peter 4:12-13 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
Share Christ’s Sufferings
12Dear friends, don’t be surprised by the fiery troubles that are coming in order to test you. Don’t feel as though something strange is happening to you, 13but be happy as you share Christ’s sufferings. Then you will also be full of joy when he appears again in his glory.
When you are facing a trial in your life are you also counting it all joy? Just as a young tree that has just been planted our roots are not very deep until we have matured. A young tree needs to be watered, staked in order to grow straight and pruned to keep branches from crossing or becoming to heavy right away. We also need to be watched and then sprayed for bugs that may be harmful to our leaves.
We will face some strong winds that will blow and can either break us or bend us over, but once we are grounded and rooted in the earth (by God's Word), then we can face those winds without the stakes, as our trunk has been strengthen.
The wind, the sun, the rain, the scourching heat, the cold weather, wet, dryness, they are all a part of the cycle of life. We need to learn to accept each day as it comes along, pray for God's strength to keep us and make us stronger through each trial, and rejoice through it all.
Just as there is no profit in the ground being made wet by rain or broken up by the plough if no seed is cast into it, so are children of God who enter into trial and have little blessing from it. The heart is softened for a time, but without prayer, reading and meditating on the word of God, our faith will become weak, because we are not rooted properly.
If you are going through a trial, be happy, and know that God is the Master Gardener. and is helping you to grow fit and proper.
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