Tried and Refined

Psalm 66: 10-12 says, “For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined. You brought us into the net; You laid an oppressive burden upon our loins. You made men ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water, yet You brought us out into a place of abundance.”

Every storm in life is not an attack of the enemy. Sometimes it’s God washing away the things that you can’t carry with you into your destiny. Sometimes He lets you go through the fire to burn away those bad habits and character flaws you never took the time to notice when things were going well. Sometimes your difficulties are just God’s way of purifying you before you reach the next level of life. Embrace the hard times and learn everything you can from them. If you’re going through it right now, it’s only because God is trying to prepare you for greater, but first He has to purge you of the things that are keeping you from receiving His full blessings.

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Hard Time Reveal True Friends

Hard Time Reveal True Friends

If you don’t show up during my struggles make sure you don’t show up for my success. If you can’t be there during my troubles you definitely can’t be there during my triumphs. I really don’t think it’s a coincidence that hard times come right before a breakthrough. If nothing more, low points in life show you who you can and cannot bring with you when you reach the pinnacle of success.