A Refining Moment

Some lives may seem better than others but each of us has an appointed time for testing. If only life were meant to be a walk in the park…

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

“For it has been given to you on Christ’s behalf not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him…”

Philippians 1:29

“You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”

Matthew 10:22

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

James 1:2-4

“These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”

1 Peter 1:7

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

2 Corinthians 4:17

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

1 Peter 5:10

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

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