My hand will guide. The journey of the disciple is one of learning. A student finds each new level difficult, so do those who follow Me. I lead you in the way of the wise, that you would not grow dull in your call. He who trains for strength, trains under weight. He who trains for endurance, for length and time. I train My own for great faith and great love. Faith trains under siege from doubt, and the fear of loss breathes as a headwind. Love under sacrifice, against the selfish desires of worldly call. Do not lose heart when you struggle under trial, for in weakness is My strength. Sin shall not prevail. Pride shall be put down. I lead you down the path of the broken, that in the journey you may rise in My image, under siege, but with forward steps advancing saved for a greater work, trained to become more. Listen not to the voice of doubt, nor wish them gone, for in the effort of continuing amidst them, stronger faith will be yours.
James 1:2-4 (ESV) – Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Bottom Line: We all have doubts at times, especially when things go wrong, or the unexpected is not understood. God’s love and provision can seem non-existent when we find ourselves in difficult predicaments, or situations that seems pointless, annoying or painful. The project at work that is not going well, the unexpected flat tire in the morning, or an unexpected medical emergency. These obstacles along the journey can seem very distant to our spiritual growth, but our Father is using them to refine and strengthen us, that we would be ready to accomplish the good works He had planned for us, and that through every trial in life, we would reflect His image.