It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
It’s okay if your life has been feeling uncomfortable lately. It’s okay if you sometimes cry yourself to sleep. It’s okay if you have no idea how tomorrow will be. It’s okay if you keep stumbling. Stumbling is not falling. He says righteous man may fall seven times but He will get up again. He is teaching you how to stand.
Keep walking child.
He will sit as refiner of silver, burning away the droth, He will purify the Levites, refining them like gold and silver, So that they may once again offer acceptable sacrifices to the Lord.
He is refining you in the fire. Yes you will go through the fire. That’s a guarantee. Only good things are tested. But He has promised that the fire will not burn you and the waters will not overwhelm you. When He is done with you, you will be as pure as gold.
Listen, there is something He has prepared for you. Something your wildest imagination cannot grasp. Something that your old self cannot handle. Something that needs the refiner’s fire. Something that requires new wine skin. Something that only a new mindset can maintain.
So it’s okay if it hurts. That’s the heat. But it won’t destroy you, it is getting rid of the impurities.
He will bring the good work He began in you to completion. The good works He dreamt He would do through you. He who promised is faithful.
1 Peter 5:10
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace who has called you into His eternal glory with Christ will Himself restore, confirm and strengthen you.
Do not cast away your confidence. Yes you can CAST it away by complaining, giving up, giving in, the list is endless.
Everything shall work out for your good. Even those glaring mistakes will work out for your good.
You did ask Him, didn’t you? To mould you? To use you?
See you are just a vessel and there is just a way He likes His vessels; tried and true, as a living sacrifice, purified in His fire, moulded by His hands, filled and overflowing.
He is the good shepherd. He is leading you. He is guiding you. He is speaking to you even when it least feels like it.
It’s okay child of God. You will love the ending!