I am so thankful that I now have a relationship with God. We have been through difficult times, and in those times, I found God. When we had nothing, God pulled us up and gave us everything, hope, love, peace and faith.
We will go through various trials in life. This Coronavirus pandemic has certainly been an unexpected event. I have felt God through this epidemic everyday. Even though I now have greater faith in God, I will still have difficulties ahead of me. Through each difficult and trying time, God refines us. I look back and see all that God has done for us. Looking back at my life, I can almost feel my anguish and despair through multiple miscarriages, health problems, unemployment, death, and loss. It is painful to remember those times. I am glad that God pulled me through these times, refining my faith and drawing me closer.
When difficulties arise, I now pray. I ask God what to do. I trust God to take care of my family. When I don’t understand, I pray that God will guide me. When others hate me, I pray for them, and God to protect my heart. I pray to be who God made me to be.
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love.
—1 Peter 1:6-8 (NKJV)
Everyday is a new chance to thank God and praise the Lord for anther day. Thank God during the good times and the bad times. When you live by faith, your heart is at peace. Faith is more precious than gold.
Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.
—Habakkuk 2:4 (NKJV)