He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold. ~ Job 23:10
The path of faith is one of sorrow and joy, suffering and healing comfort, tears and smiles, trials and victories, conflicts and triumphs, and also hardships, dangers, beatings, persecutions, misunderstanding, trouble, and distress. Yes “in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).
Yes, “in all these” – even during storms, when the winds are the most intense – “we are more than conquerors.” You may be tempted to run from the ordeal of a fierce storm of testing, but head straight for it! God is there to meet you in the center of each trial. And He will whisper to you His secrets, which will bring you out with a radiant face and such an invincible faith that all the demons of hell will never be able to shake it.
~ E.A. Kilbourne
~ from Streams in the Desert, July 12