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Our current pop culture would have us to measure our lives by the good things we face and the bad. To rejoice in the good and complain and reject the bad. But when seen though the eyes of God’s wisdom in His word we see that both are a blessing from Him to his children.
Paul taught us a lot on this subject when he announced that He finds joy in his infirmities:
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2Cor 12:10)
Paul here tells us that though the joys of life were indeed wonderful and a fresh spring to the hampered soul it was in times of trials and times of tribulations that the most spiritual growth and true reliance upon God for direction and strength in life took place.
Even in the midst of the driest of droughts in the most barren of lands Jesus will even then be our plant of renown. His gift of salvation and grace will spring up among the most desolate of soils and shade our hearts with the cheers of thanksgiving.
May we seek his face this day whether it be from times of rejoicing or times of trials knowing that both are for His glory and a profit of His wisdom for our souls.