Ginrich's Devotional Blog

February 24, 2019

Choice of View

Filed under: God,trials,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:11 pm

James 1:2 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, (NIV)

The most beautiful sight I’ve seen from an airplane was when we flew over a hurricane.  Looking down on the dark, swirling clouds was an awesome and beautiful sight.  Then I thought about those underneath the hurricane.  I could imagine their fear and dread.  For them there was nothing awesome or beautiful about it.  That is how it is when we go through various trials.  We are under them but God is looking down from above.  God sees the potential of how much we can learn and benefit from the trials.  He knows how those trials can shave off our weeds and make us more one in Him.  When we change our attitude toward our trials and see them as an opportunity to learn and grow, the fear and dread will ebb away.  It’s all a matter of where we stand to view the trials.  Let’s choose to stand with God and His view of the trials and the result.

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