In times past, when trouble and trials would come into my life, I would tend to tense up, or be tight-lipped, or be touchy, or allow my temper to rise. But because I have learned that "trouble don't last always", "you can't have a victory without a defeat", and "you can't have a win without a loss", I have toughened up. I am learning temperance, learning to tame my tongue, and learning to be thankful even during the test.
Sometimes we fail the test because we don't know how to take the test, not because we don't the answers to the test. You see we already know that God is trustworthy, truthful, thoughtful, and thorough, so during troubled times we can pass the test as long as we continue to trust Him, continue to be thankful unto Him, and continue to worship Him in spirit and truth. Know that triumph is inevitable because all triumph is birthed out of trouble. Blow the trumpet and sound the alarm of triumph because you are just taking a test.
For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock and now my head
shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes I will sing praises to the Lord.
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I
would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say on the Lord!
Corliss B. Richardson, Co-Pastor
Trinity Christian Center
2399 Lawrenceville Hwy, Ste 5
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Thanks Dap and we missed you yesterday.
No problem nkozone. I missed you all too.
thanks again Mac Town Sista
Thanks for the encouragement Sista. lol