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I wondered how many others, just like me, came to the sanctuary each Sunday morning with heavy hearts. Hearts full of grief and gloom, and yet I’m supposed to sing like nothing’s the matter?

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Like Julie, this has been a time of seemingly never ending trials. And, yes, trials are hard. We don’t like interruption in our schedules, but when we stop, again like Julie says, ” and give it over to the Lord…” it’s amazing to watch Him work…maybe in ways we don’t see right now, but I too can assure you He’s working…for your good and His glory. Hang in there…all thru scripture it says, “It came to pass…” Thank goodness He didn’t say “It came to stay!”

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Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:2-3 NIV

Christian writer Jon Davis states in his commentary on the Book of James 1:2-3, “We don’t give up or give in. We persevere in faith…”  *

It is a matter of direction. Where to do place this trial I am experiencing right now? What do I do with it?

God whispered to me, “I know you are frustrated. After months and months you are not healing. The pain keeps hanging on. Don’t give up or give in. Instead give it over.” I’m to take my trials and give them over to Christ to use as He wills, be it to train me up, to make me more empathetic to others, to strengthen my faith, and above all to give it purpose.

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