Guiding Scripture:1 Peter 4:12-13 12 Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. 13 Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.
How Do We Face Predicaments?
by contributing writer: Joshua Slaughter
Time, trials, and tribulations are all things we will go through in life. And what do we do when these occur? Do we try and face them head-on? Do we ask God for help? Or do we completely give it up to God?
Most of the time, our first reaction will be to face it head-on. We try and do it through our power. While it may work a few times, there will be incidents we can’t solve by ourselves. We need to surround ourselves with faith-driven believers. Is the meaning of life to know everything? No, probably not, but we are to continue seeking wisdom.
It’s going to get overwhelming at times. But we can take it day by day. We can act with a sense of urgency, allowing the Holy Spirit to be our timekeeper. So what will you do when you face fiery trials? I hope you won’t be surprised and prepare accordingly.
Prayer: Dear God, you made the clock tick; you make everything work together. So I hope we, as your people, seek your wisdom when facing obstacles. Amen
This devotional was submitted by Joshua Slaughter, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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