My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).
“Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely” (1 Corinthians 13:12, NLT).
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His ways higher than our ways and His thoughts than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:9). We are like clay in the hands of the Master Potter.
Sometimes He reveals His secrets to the prophets who are His servants (Amos 3:7). But if He chooses not to do so, He has every right for He is sovereign. “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings” (Proverbs 25:2).
“Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered” (Hebrews 5:8).
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing” (James 1:2-4).
In 2 Corinthians 4:8, the apostle Paul confesses, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.”
If the great apostle was perplexed amid trials, then we too should not try to figure out why we have to go through tribulations.
“For everyone praises endurance but few are prepared to endure.” – Thomas A Kempis.
“The more his body is reduced by suffering, the more his spirit is strengthened by inward grace.” – Thomas A Kempis.
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