"It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees." Psalm 119:71
And you know, as sad as it is, many times it takes hardships, illness or trouble for us to be reminded of what's truly important in life. The psalmist, after experiencing misfortune himself, realized that and acknowledged, "It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees." You see, the psalmist was thankful for whatever the trial was he had gone through, although I'm sure it wasn't pleasant at the time, because it was the very thing that caused him to seek and draw closer to the Lord. And growing in faith, no matter what affliction inspires it, is always something that you and I should be thankful for.
So if you're going through a hard time today, take heart my friend - and know that if a ‘blessing in disguise’ is defined as something that seems bad or unlucky at first, but results in something good happening later, this trial could very well be one of the biggest blessings you will ever receive. That is, if you draw closer to Him through it.
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us so much that You would bring good out of the things we think will break us. Please give us the strength to endure affliction and pain and use it to draw us closer to You. It's in your precious name we pray Jesus. Amen.
Blessings - Laura Story