My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. Make sure that your endurance carries you all the way without failing, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
James 1:2-4 GNT
My life has been messed up lately. I’ve been through so much that I’ve ended up wondering if my life will ever amount to anything. The whole year has been full of battles, unending struggles and uncertainties. More than once, I have asked if I could ever find a solution. I don’t know how I ended up in such a tough situation, but I know that I want to come out of it. So much is my desperation to come out that every failed attempt has thrown me into another state of frustration. What is even worse is that the devil has been busy telling me that I can’t come out of it. And more than once, I have agreed with him.
My faith has failed several times and when I couldn’t hold on any longer, I decided to surrender and give up. I got discouraged and concluded that it’s not even worth it. But God told me, “stop wanting to give up because of challenges.” He helped me to see and even understand that fire is necessary for purifying gold. He was using all the hardships and challenges to purify me so that I may become the woman He created me to become. Isn’t it amazing?
Challenges or hardships do not come into our lives to discourage or even demoralize us. Romans 8:28 says;
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28 ESV
Everything that happens to us is for a reason and no matter how ugly it is, God is able to turn it around for our good. You may be in a mess right now and your life may be nothing to write home about, but be encouraged and lift your eyes to God. He is able to help you out. God bless you.