Let God Use Your Sorrows

Posted: 14 Sep 2016 12:41 AM PDT
Romans 8:28, James 1:2-4, God uses hardships, trials, sorrows
For years I've prayed fervently about a sad situation, but it remains the same.

I've begged God for answers that haven't come.
I've "known" God would fix it.
I've gotten depressed.
I've obsessed over it.

But as the years have gone on, I'm learning to simply trust God.

Now my prayers are more like this:
"Dear Lord, you know how much I want this situation to change, but if You are allowing it for my good (Romans 8:28), help me deal with it in ways that please You."

We don't understand every reason God allows hardships in our lives, but I know this trial has:

1. Reminded me how much I need God.
2 Corinthians 1:8-9

2. Given me compassion for others who are suffering.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

3. Taught me perseverance.
James 1:2-4

Are you suffering in some area of your life? Then join me in depending on His strength, comforting others, and persevering!