Trials teach. They teach us to honor and glorify God. They teach us to walk humbly before him.
And they teach us to rejoice in God’s provision. Let us be faithful to listen.
Rejoicing in the generosity of our gracious God, let us extend grace to our neighbor, rejoicing in God’s blessings. And let us glorify God with our lives, living in gratitude for grace.
Until that day, God is working all things together for our good, and that “good” is not your health, wealth, or happiness; it’s not your best life now. It is the refining fire of our sanctification, conforming us to the image of Christ, and that is good, because your best life is in glory.
If you are in Christ, then God has sovereignly fulfilled your salvation, a fulfillment foreordained before the foundation of the world, a fulfillment promised in the Garden of Eden, a fulfillment declared by the prophets.