Do you jump for joy in a personal storm?
So many years, during my trials and tribulations, I cried, felt angry, and one of my faves was the “ silent treatment”. Ugh...when I think back now, I cringe at my behavior.
Is it ok to cry in your pain? Absolutely. Is it ok to feel angry? Absolutely. So long as we don’t hold on to that anger.
So why does the Bible say: “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.”
Maybe because our joy comes from the FAITH that our situation is temporary. Maybe it comes from the knowledge He knows the bigger plan. Maybe it’s we TRUST Him. Just maybe this is an opportunity to place your trust in something greater than ourselves so that we can complete our earthly assignment!
I know it’s hard, but check out the next verse: “For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.”
We need endurance!
☕️ “ sip on this” ...it’s not about us. It really isn’t. He is training you to fulfill the rest of our Holy assignment while we are here on earth!
Your sis- Audrey Jo ☕️❣️