“I will emerge as pure gold.” (Weekend Devotional)

March 2, 2013 | Tags: ,

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Yet He knows the way I have taken;
when He has tested me, I will emerge as pure gold.

Job 23:10

We go through tough times in life. But God is with us, and He is for us. Tough times refine our faith like no other time. And it is God’s will that our faith is refined and turned into pure gold.

Peter wrote, “You are being protected by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. You rejoice in this, though now for a short time you have had to struggle in various trials so that the genuineness of your faith—more valuable than gold, which perishes though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:5-7).

God will carry us through the tough times and will not leave us. We can rejoice, even in difficulty, that God is with us. He walks with us through the fire. And He brings us out on the other side, unsinged, not even smelling like smoke! (Dan. 3:27).

If you are going though a time of testing, hang onto God. Stay close to Him in prayer. Read His Word as often as you can. Play the praise music in your kitchen and let the joyful sounds of heaven fill your home. God is with you, Beloved. And you will emerge as pure gold!

By Courtney Silberman

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