"The finest jewels are most carefully cut and polished; the hottest fires try the most precious metal." ~Streams in the Desert
"The man whose faith has been deeply tested and who has come off victorious, is the one to whom supreme tests must come."~Streams in the Desert
"If you are ever to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might, your strength will be born in some storm."~Streams in the Desert
"We have the assurance that the fires are lighted not to consume, but to refine." ~MacDuff, Streams in the Desert
I just wanted to encourage you today that God is doing a mighty work in your life, even in the midst of fire, testing, storms, pain and grief.
Do not doubt this for a moment.
Submit your will to His, and lean hard on Him.
James 1:3-4 "Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."
Ride the storm out, in faith, knowing that He is in the ship with you.
Even if He seems to be sleeping through the storm, He is there, and will bring calm and peace to your life when the trial has done its work in your heart.