“In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.” – Psalm 18:6
After we lost our baby girl I must have spent over a year reading the same passage of scripture. (Psalm 18) Through agony, in prayer, God shone His truth on different verses and I was changed through the insight He gave me. It was a long painstaking process.
Through suffering I realized that difficulty is not meant to conquer us, instead it can serve to draw us closer to God and to make us stronger. When we walk through The Refiner’s Fire, if we truly seek God and put Him first, something profound happens. As a result of experiencing intense pain and emotion and then taking those hurts to God, He can help you reevaluate life, thus determining what is truly important. During dark seasons, God can help change our perspective.
As you walk through The Refiner’s Fire allow God to remold you. Don’t be easily persuaded to respond as you always have. Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Cling with all your might to God and allow Him to burn up all that is not of Him. As He removes the dross (Proverbs 25:4) from your lives, He will purify you and give you the insight of how to rebuild family, life, marriage.
Will you be changed from the inside out?