The hardest tests to deal with in life are the ones that last much longer than you would like. In fact, you wonder if they will ever end.
These tests change life as you once knew it. You are forced to make drastic adjustments and free fall in the arms of the Almighty.
For a season we all kick and scream over our lack of control. Humanly we feel certain tests are just stealing our quality of life. The future appears ruined!
Then, we finally learn to quit fighting with the process. Especially once we realize the battle is so beyond us.
If we take God’s word to heart we know it’s not a wasted season. God just has us in His workshop. Our faith is growing and our perseverance is being developed more than ever. We’re learning what it means to really trust God in everything.
At some point, we will see clearer the reason for the season. But until then we have to trust God has a purpose and plan for it all.
So, don’t let the valley steal your joy. Keep fighting the good fight, keep the faith, and expect God to use everything in ways you never dreamed.
“The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14