DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
TODAY’S VERSE: ISAIAH 43:2, JOB 8:7
THEME: YOUR HARDSHIP IS A REFINERY
WORDS OF HOPE:
Mining is basically the search for precious minerals by professional or unprofessional mining practices. The miner’s sole goal is to get the precious mineral out from the soil in its raw state. The mineral once mined is sold or processed. The refinery redefines the identity of the mined resource just as man was made from the earth, and processed by faith to become like Christ. The refinery process comes with high-intensity heat and sometimes cooling just to bring out the best in the mined resource. Your hardships are like the refinery that takes you, the raw material through the pressures of life just to make you a better person.
Your Saviour is with you all through these hardships just as he did for Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Dan. 3:25-27). Many a time, we speak against God in our difficult times, with thoughts of how God has no affection or care for us, why he has ignored us when we even needed him the most. Some Christians even compare their spiritual life
with others. Be of good cheer for God is making your latter better than your former through these hard times. Be Patient, there is great joy when the process is complete.
• Pray thanking God for hardship that come our way
• Ask God for the patience to carry on when we want to give up
• Pray for the joy and success of the latter
Lord teach us to stand the test in order to partake in the testimony. Amen