Joy in the Midst of Trials

Woman standing on top of rock

As you begin a new week, do you find yourself going through some trials and maybe feeling a little frustrated or angry about the trial? I want to share one of my recent devotionals that I pray will sink deep into your heart.

Let Me help you through this day. The challenges you face are far too great for you to handle alone. You are keenly aware of your helplessness in the scheme of events you face. This awareness opens up a choice: to doggedly go it alone or to walk with Me in humble steps of dependence. Actually, this choice is continually before you, but difficulties highlight the decision-making process. So, consider it all joy whenever you are enveloped in various trials. These are gifts from me, reminding you to rely on me alone.

Let’s remember to claim His promises and not let anger or bitterness grow in our hearts when we are going through trials. Remember He sees the whole picture and He knows His ways and plans for our lives.

About Rodetta Cook

Rodetta Cook has been a pastor’s wife for 39 years. She and her husband, Ron, have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. She understands the expectations, loneliness and how hard it is to find balance in ministry as a pastor’s wife. Rodetta also leads the pastor’s wives initiative at Care for Pastors called The Confidante and ministers to hundreds of wives each week. She strives to share blogs with other pastors’ wives that will help them in their ministry walk.

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