When I need to see how challenges will shape me. O LORD, Thank you for your Word. How often we see our own struggles through the lives of the people in the Bible. I’m encouraged by the example of Paul, whose goal to preach the gospel in new places continually brought him fresh challenges. While difficult, those trials clearly caused greater growth in his relationship with you. Lord what do you want me to learn from the challenges that come my way? And how might they strengthen my relationship with you? Please show me how to step out in faith so that I can move closer to you. May the struggles I face cause me to follow yur leading into uncharted waters, and may I learn to trust you more and more. Then I know I will be accomplishing your unique purpose for me. Thank you for showing me that it is often through challenges that you make your plan clear to me.
Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God…is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. 1 Chronicles 28:20.
Ronald A. Beers