Tested In The Furnace
See, I have refined you, though not as silver;
I have tested you in the furnace of affliction Isaiah 48:10, NIV
There is no other way around it
Being very much of the earth-earthy-we always want tangible, visible things--proofs, demonstrations, something to latch onto. If we always had them, of course, faith would be "struck blind."
When Jesus hung on a cross, the challenge was flung at Him: Come down! He stayed nailed, not so that spectatorswould be satisfied (that miracle, his coming down, would have been a great crowd-pleaser), but that the world might be saved.
Many of our prayers are directed toward the quick and easy solution. Long-suffering is sometimes the only means by which the greater glory of God will be served, and this is, for the moment, invisible. We must persist in faith. God has a splendid purpose. Believe in order to see it.
Our troubles are slight and short-lived, and their outcome
an eternal glory which outweighs them far. Meanwhile our
eyes are fixed, not on the things that are seen, but on the
things that are unseen 2Cor 4:17,18 NEB
THINK ON THESE THINGS ACT N THESE THINGS
May God grant you His peace
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