Joyce Meyer 7 August 2022 Devotional || Trials Reveal Your Character
Read Today’s Joyce Meyer Devotional For Sunday 7th August 2022 written by Pastor Joyce Meyer to inspire and bless you through God’s Word! Kindly share with someone.
Joyce Meyer 7 August 2022 Devotional
TOPIC: TRIALS REVEAL YOUR CHARACTER
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. – JAMES 1:3 (AMPC)
TODAY’S MESSAGE: Joyce Meyer 7 August 2022 Devotional
Trials “try” us, and tests “test” us. Most of the time, the purpose of them is to show us
who we really are, to reveal character in us.
We can think all kinds of good thoughts about ourselves, but until we are put to the
test, we don’t know whether those things
have become realities in us or not.
We may consider ourselves generous, honest, or deeply committed to a particular truth or ideal, but the depth of these dynamics only reveals itself when we’re under pressure. When we go through trials, we learn whether or not we really have the character and commitment we think we have.
I believe it’s very important for us to really
know ourselves; tests are good for us because they affirm strengths and reveal
weaknesses. Don’t be afraid to face your
weaknesses. God’s strength is available to
you specifically for them.
I must say that before my trials worked
steadfastness and patience into my life, they brought out many other negative
qualities, mindsets, and attitudes I didn’t
know | had. One reason God allows us to go through tests and trials is so the hidden things in our hearts can be exposed.
Until they are exposed, we cannot do anything about them. But once we see them, we can begin to face them and ask God to help us.
God does not allow us to go through difficult times because He likes to see us
suffer; He uses them for us to recognize our need for Him. Everything you go through
ultimately does work out for your good
because it makes you stronger and builds your endurance; it develops godly character;
it helps you to know yourself and to be able
to deal with things at an honest level with
God and take care of those things so you
can reach spiritual maturity.
PRAYER STARTER: Lord, please help me to
stand strong in every situation, good or
bad, knowing You are right there with me
through it all, amen.