When we feel like we are passing through the valley of death, it's good to know that we are only "Passing Through", it isn't a place to camp out.
I think sometimes I have the image of Christ carrying me through like I'm a heavy weight and he is struggling each step. But that is not true. The only struggle is mine.
HE IS A ROARING LION and none dare approach as he carries me through all of my perceived trials. And one day... I will look back and laugh; joy comes in the morning. As we see our trials from God's perspective, we may realize that everything we go through is filtered by His kind and caring hand to make us into the image of Christ.
This purifying process is painful. But, in the end, forms us into our greatest desire.
'You have faith in God, whose power will protect you until the last day. Then he will save you, just as he has always planned to do. On that day you will be glad, even if you have to go through many hard trials for a while. ' 1 Peter 1:5-6 https://my.bible.com/bible/392/1PE.1.5-6
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