When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Lord's Trust

Oh, do I wish He didn't trust me quite so much! 
Seriously though, life is full of challenges.  The things that I struggle with daily, you might find to be a piece of cake.  The things you struggle with, might be harder or easier for me.  I have learned that every single one of us have trials.  And whatever they might be, they are hard!
But as I look at this, I am thinking how much He must trust us.  He allows us to endure those trials.  He doesn't step in and take them from us, even when we wish Him to.  He allows us to experience life, in all it's joys and sorrows.  He allows us to learn and to grow and to become.
As hard as that can be, I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and change.  I would not learn near as much without the trials that I have experienced.  As much as I don't like them when I am going through them, I must admit that I learn. Oh how much I learn. 
I also must admit, I appreciate the joys so much more than I used to.  It is easier to feel them intensely after I have gone through the trials. I am better able to see the blessings among the sorrows.  I am better able to see His hand in my life.  I cherish every single moment of joy in my life.  I also have learned to recognize them.  I know that He does send blessings along our way to help us in our journey.  I know that He loves me.  I know that He cares.  And for now, that will be enough.


  1. I agree with everything that you've said here, but I have a question.

    What does one do when these "lesson opportunities" lead, not to growth, but to bitterness and anger because one never seems to catch a brake? When there is a constant hammering, with no moment of rest from the hurt, how does one keep from becoming bitter and/or angry?

    Thanks for your nice post. Have a bless day!

    1. I am going through those things in my own life. The best advice I can give is to keep praying. Pray for those who hurt you, pray for those who are unkind and rude. Pray for peace even without understanding. Pray for yourself that you will find what you need. I have learned that bitterness and anger only hurts me. It doesn't hurt anyone else. Sometimes, it seems like I wallow in it for awhile, but then I decide that is not the person I want to be. You are welcome to email me. I would love to talk to you more.