Oh! How I wish I could see all my trials this way
Sometimes I do. Sometimes I remember to thank God for teaching me, for pushing me, for tossing away that comfortable security blanket I keep trying to throw over my head when presented with a task that seems more than I could ever handle. Because God knows we can if we would only gently lean on Him.
My friend, during her time on base, has watched the stresses of deployments and trainings rip and tare families and marriages. Confronted with the months of surviving without their partner or parent, some desperately take paths that lead to intense hurt. But others fight through the fire and emerge tougher, welded together through the heat, ready for whatever the world throws at them next.
God, show me the beauty of my trials! Teach me to believe that you are ever shaping me into something better. Help me to choose the paths that lead towards your glory and you precious plans for my life.
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