Shock and AWE

Day 323 –

Don’t be shocked in the trial. Change your, Why me, into, For Thee.

1 Peter 4:12-13 “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.”

By now you’d think I’d be used to the trials that spring up on me. However, every once and a while, one sneaks in and shocks the socks off of me.

It’s as though the ones I see coming or those that are completely out of this world are the trials I handle the best. But those trials that seem so minuscule and quite sneaky bring me to my lowest of lows; putting me in a tailspin, directed straight at the ground, where I’m about to crash and burn.

Why me, God?!……Oh wait, why me?…….Because He!

He loves us, He chose us, and He died for us. And He desires for us to Glorify Thee. That’s why me!

1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

The next time you feel like you got throat punched in the dark, knocked over out of nowhere, or shocked into disbelief because of the outcome, remember what He had to go through for you. And say, not, why me, But For Thee, Lord, For Thee!

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