2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
These past few weeks, our family has experienced some serious attacks. Among other things, we have had an endless onslaught of random health issues, from a brutal stomach flu, to mysterious rashes and infections, sore and swollen gums from a tooth which apparently will need to be extracted and major back pain. What's going on?!
We all suffer opposition from time to time and I'm sure there are some of us suffer all time. But I just came across a terrific quote by Oswald Chambers concerning faith and trials.
He says this: "Faith for my deliverance is not faith in God. Faith means, whether I am visibly delivered or not, I will stick to my belief that God is love. There are some things only learned in a fiery furnace."
Let's strive for faith today, regardless of our circumstances. He will uphold us and love us through the fire.