'Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind 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 NLT
I as write this, I am processing a life situation. I was moving full speed in a direction that my heart was set and fully involved in. BOOM! Next thing I know systems are unplugged that i didn't unplug and the dash is lit up with all kinds of warning lights and master alarms.
Now I am reading this scripture and praying that bitterness and everything related to it does not seep into my heart. Other wise any adjustments will be contaminated. Decision making + bitterness = missed target.
Life does throw sucker punches our way and we may want to comeback with a counter punch or build a wall of defense not letting anything in or out. But you know what? Even the most devastating of hurricanes provide a greater benefit (on a side note they are the earths air conditioners). Its easy to see the devastation immediately after but look back ten years or even a year, i promise you will find benefits from the storm.
Much Love & God Bless