Monday, July 28, 2014

JOY THROUGH TRIALS

© Tee-Tee Barnes Photography, 2014
 
JOY THROUGH PAIN
(James 1)

There is joy in the making
and joy in the taking
when trials come and go,
There is joy in the burden
and joy in the uncertain
when faith sits at its lowest.
There is joy in the heart ache
and joy in the heart break
when there’s no where else to turn,
There is joy in the loss
and joy in the cost
when we lay it all at His feet.


Because faith brings patience when we endure the trials
when we suffer the depth of the pit,
God will be our Provider, Sustainer and Helper
when in wisdom we ask of Him.
Don’t lose heart-though you may at the start-
let your faith be renewed in the Lord,
You will receive the joy only He can provide
and strength when at your weakest to stand firm.

~Marcell Warner Bridges
©23 July 2014
Revised ©27 July 2014
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© Tee-Tee Barnes Photography, 2014
 
James 1:2-8 (NKJV):  My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,  knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to himBut let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Romans 5:3-5 (NKJV):   And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseveranceand perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
 
 
 
© Heart Thoughts, Marcie Bridges 2014  

5 comments:

  1. This is a lovely reminder, Marcie, that we should not complain about things in our life. We should trust the Father to get us through them without regrets. God bless you and your work

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  2. Hi Nellie, Thank you so much for stopping by I really appreciate it. As we trust God and give our trials to Him, He is so faithful to walk with us, hold us and help us to keep going and not to give up on life. Blessings to you as well, Marcie

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  3. The joy of the Lord is a precious gift from Him. It flows steady and sure, independent of our circumstances and offers strength to the weary. What a wonderful God we serve.

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  4. Thank you Nan :-) He is wonderful, isn't He?! May the joy of the Lord be your strength, your comfort and your peace.

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