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By On February 20th, 2015

RENEWAL Devotional: Worry Not–God is Working

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Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister

We all go through ups and downs in life. It is in these difficult times that we need support the most. How one is able to navigate the peaks and valleys, is defining. It is through these times that you develop a strength within yourself that you never knew you had.  We grow through these ups and downs as we face life’s challenges. Staying positive is part of getting through these difficult times. Staying positive despite the situation helps you become a better person in the process. A negative attitude leads to worries and anxieties.  Worry not, God is working and moving on your behalf. So be at rest. Bruce Wilkinson says, “Tests of faith are trials and hardships that invite you to surrender something of great value to God, even when you have every right not to.”

Through tough times we learn to “count it all joy when you fall into…trials.” (James 1:2)

Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional. Through these times we ask God to enlarge our heart when we are in distress in order to receive more of Him and less of me. (Psalms 4:1) Someone told me once, that most of the things we know best, we learned the hard way.  Our greatest joy in being a successful overcomer in any situation is learning that progress may come from our greatest pain.  We also learn to endure, to be patient and stand firm holding on to the promises of God. (James 5:7-8)

 

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