Posted on May 19, 2020 | 0 comments

Today, Jodi O’Dell of Walk like a Hebrew asked me to share my thoughts on the trials and tribulations that all of us go through. Each of us has had our share of walking around that mountain … several times over. But as we continue this journey of faith, a blanket of comfort can be found in the scriptures.

During my interview with Jodi we talked about various circumstances we have experienced and how hard it is sometimes to keep going forward. On my own journey, there have been many scriptures that have comforted me when the tears flowed, life was in turmoil and it felt there was no end in sight. One of those scriptures dear to my heart is found in James.

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:2-5

These verses really speak to my heart, bringing the ‘holy’ bible characters down from their lofty perches into the ‘real’ world. Each of those set-apart men and women also had various trials, their faith was tested, but enduring whatever life threw at them, produced in them completeness (perfection) in their lives.

Each and every one of us will go through life with scars. Each and every one of us will strive to break those chains of bondage. Each and every one of us will go through trying circumstances; some that we will think are beyond our ability to weather. But…we CAN – with His help! No matter what situation you find yourself in today, your journey matters. YOU matter! When your life seems dark and in despair, search the scriptures and ask the Father to inspire you with ‘your’ verse. He will! Reach out to someone who can hold your hand, dry your tears, lift you up and pray with you. This is a time of growth. His ways are higher than ours and the situation you are experiencing will strengthen and cause you to mature in faith – if you allow it to do so. It’s all in perspective.

So, if you are on a journey that seems filled with trials and tribulations, take heart beloved, and cling to the wisdom of our King! You are on the road to being ‘whole’. It is time to change your perspective and walk with your head held high, you are a child of the Most High King, and He walks with you!

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