Shocked. Disbelief. Speechless. Dismayed. These are all feelings you get when life can take you by surprised. Have you been surprised by trials lately?
Well don't be surprised at the fiery trials you’re going through, as if something strange is happening to you. Realize that everything that is taking place will be revealed so you can see God’s glory in the end on your behalf. YOU got this!!!!!! (1 Peter 4:12-13)
Remember, a gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” (1 Peter 1:7)