“…MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD…”
Scripture tells us in 1 Peter 1:6-7, “In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of your faith being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ…”
Did you get that? Our faith and the proof of our faith is MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD! Gold is refined and purified by fire. God uses trials and storms of life to purify us. As a result of these trials and storms, our faith becomes MORE precious than gold. This is not just an empty faith. It is a faith in the living God, through the person of Jesus Christ.
There are so many wonderful Bible verses that gives us comfort and strength. God alone is our refuge in times of trouble.
I hope you will draw strength, as I have, from these beautiful Bible verses describing God’s love, His strength, and His peace.
” …A FAITHFUL CREATOR…”
“Therefore, let those also who suffer according to the will of God
entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.”
1 Peter 4:19
“DO NOT FEAR…”
Isaiah 41:10 tells us,
“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
“…I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN…”
“I have set the LORD always before me; because He is at my right hand I will not be shaken.” Psalm 17:8
‘”..A STRONG TOWER…”
“…MY COVENANT OF PEACE WILL NOT BE SHAKEN…”
“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you,
And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” says the LORD who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10
“…THE LORD HIMSELF…”
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16
I can’t think of a better verse to end with. The Lord Jesus, Himself gives us peace. He doesn’t send it by another person. He doesn’t just flood us with an abstract emotion. Peace is not a package we open up . Jesus is the LORD of peace! He is the very essence of peace. He Himself gives us peace. He comes down from Heaven and fills us with Himself.
Exodus 3: 7b-8 tells us, “…for I am aware of their sufferings, So I have come down to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians…”
I love that imagery! God told Moses, concerning the Israelites who were in bondage to Egypt, that He was aware of their sufferings. Not only was He aware, He was “COMING DOWN” to deliver them.
Dear friends, our God sees our every trial. He Himself COMES DOWN to care for us, to walk us through our trials, to give us courage and strength, to give us HIMSELF.
Until next time… may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in every way.
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