In {God’s} Arms

  “For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.
{God} brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs.
{God} let people ride over our heads…
we went through fire and water,
BUT {God} brought us to a place of ABUNDANCE.” Psalm 66:10-12 (emphasis mine)
    If God has absolute power over everything in creation, how much more does He have for our lives!  We all know that trails strengthen us and God allows suffering to happen.  What we don’t always realize is when God has preserved us from a trial!  How many times has He intervened in our lives and said:
     “My child will not go through this trial because it has no place in My divine plan, but I, God, will allow this one because I will use it to glorify My name and bring healing to many.”
     What these verses remind us, is that when all is said and done, God will bring us to a place of abundance.  WOW!  He’s not talking of a place of “enough” or only what is “needed”, but MORE than enough, a place of abundance.  Some of us are still waiting for that day, but it will come!  God’s timing is always perfect, but we are the ones who drag our feet, resisting His perfect will for our lives.
A little prayer:
     Father, You are faithful, we are not. There is no telling how many times You have preserved us from a trial, struggle or pain. What You have allowed will bring You glory and fulfill Your perfect plan. We remember the suffering of Your Son, Jesus. His death has set us free. Help us to live for Him, to encourage one another just as we are doing now. Let Your Words fall from our lips that others may hear and believe. Amen.
Additional Verses to Meditate on (emphasis mine again):
     “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble.  But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33
     “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.”  Ephesians 3:20
A song to remind us who is holding us through every trial:
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