Archive for January 2011

Tailor-Made Trials

January 11, 2011

All is of God (Romans 11:36).

The steps of a man are ordered by the LORD (Psalms 37:23).

All things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

So, you’re in a rough spot. No worries, it is a placed designed for you especially by God. Your trial has been tailor-made just for you by the loving hands of your Father. He knows exactly what you need to bring you to the next place in your growth and life. After all, it is He Who has been steadily working on you since day one. For you are “His workmanship,” “His achievement” (Ephesians 2:10); and what He has started He will faithfully finish. We are, therefore,

Confident of this very thing, that He Who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6).

What a place of rest that faith brings us to. We are exactly where God wants us to be – always have been, always will be. The trial that you are now in has been carefully tailor-made for you. God is continuing the steady development of His molding of your life. He is smart, really smart; He knows exactly what He is doing; He always has, He always will. He also knows exactly what you need at this moment in your life – way more than what you think you need. This trial that you endure, as hard as it may appear to be, is not an accident; it is not a mistake; it is not some foreign intrusion into your heart and soul to do you harm, for which Father must deliver you. No, this trial is His master-work specifically designed to meet your needs. You are His “good work” and He is skillfully employing “all things” – the “good” as well as the “evil” – to bring about His grand purpose in you, resulting in a glorious finish.

Relax. Rest. Thank Him for His wisdom in placing you in this tailor-made trial. Revel in His all-encompassing, never-failing love and care of you. Remember that Father knows best.

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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