Grow

“…When troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow…”

I had a dream recently where I was standing alone in a dark room.

I was praising God while being beaten by an unseen force.

I was slapped in the face while saying “Hallelujah.”

Someone sucker punched me when my face was turned up toward heaven.

It was when something pinned me against a wall that I could no longer hear my voice.

But my lips were still moving so I knew I was still praising.

I’m entering the third quarter of a year that’s proving to be a trying one.

My faith is stretching like chewed bubble gum. 

My spirit feels like a old snow shovel that’s seen one too many blizzards. 

It is tough.

It is uncomfortable.

It is a place I’d never dreamed I’d see.

But I know God doesn’t bring difficulty without development. 

Something is brewing.

Something is evolving. 

So in spite of the pain … it has to grow. 

So let it grow.

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“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”

-James 1:2-4

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