TRANSFORMED BY OUR TRIALS
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison.— 2 Corinthians 4:17
Jesus understood that everything in His life had a divine purpose. Even when He was facing evil plots and schemes, Yeshua knew God had a reason for allowing them, and He trusted the Father in every situation.
When we face trials or circumstances we don’t understand, it is easy to let doubt creep in and question God. Some even get angry with Him. But Jesus’ example was to trust Father God’s faithfulness and His heart, which overflows with love and compassion for us. Our God is good, but His thoughts are above our thoughts, and His ways are above our ways. We must trust Father even when we do not fully comprehend His purpose.
I know this is easier said than done. Because we see what is in the temporal realm, we often draw conclusions based on what we perceive in the natural, not realizing the bigger picture and that so much more is happening in the spirit. God has an eternal plan that is bigger than we know. When we go through earthly trials loving God and staying faithful and obedient to Him, our challenges will work to our benefit. This is why James 1:2 tells us, “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials.” Make no mistake, beloved one: the temporary trials we face pale in comparison to the eternal weight of glory they work in us.
Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider, Entering His Presence (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2023), Used by permission.