CHRIST PROMISES US REST FROM OUR TRIALS.
Matthew 11:28-30 (TLB) 28 Come to me and I will give you rest—all of you who work so hard beneath a heavy yoke. 29 Wear my yoke—for it fits perfectly—and let me teach you; for I am gentle and humble, and you shall find rest for your souls; 30 "for I give you only light burdens."
JESUS UNDERSTANDS OUR STRUGGLES.
John 15:18 (TLB) For you get enough hate from the world! But then, it hated me before it hated you.
HAVE PEACE IN TRIALS.
John 16:33 (TLB) I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world."
TRIALS HELP US DEVELOP PATIENCE.
Romans 5:3-5 (TLB) 3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us—they help us learn to be patient. 4 And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady. 5 Then, when that happens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is well, for we know how dearly God loves us, and we feel this warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING WITH OUR LIFE.
Romans 8:28 (TLB) And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans.
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
“God had one Son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.” Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
"God is a Master Artist. And there are aspects of your life and character—good, quality things—he wants others to notice. So without using blatant tricks or obvious gimmicks, God brings the cool, dark contrast of suffering into your life. That contrast, laid up against the golden character of Christ within you, will draw attention... to him. Light against darkness. Beauty against affliction. Joy against sorrow. A sweet, patient spirit against pain and disappointment—major contrasts that have a way of attracting notice. You are the canvas on which he paints glorious truths, sharing beauty, and inspiring others. So that people might see him." Joni Eareckson Tada
Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World