Thursday, February 28, 2013
Consider it all joy... 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.
Yes, LORD, faith in You is forged in the fiery furnace -- it is! I thank You that I know this now and can authentically thank Your for circumstances that reveal You are Able and Trustworthy; You are Jehovah Jirah. May our hope in You be permeated with a willingness to "move a muscle" as You lead, even if it's straight into the fiery flames!
This painting by Claudia Wood Rahm is called Praise in the Storm. For me, fiery trials have come in many forms -- this looks like one that was wet and full of electricity!