I accept these tests, as I know they will strengthen my character. I admit, it's tough having those close to you annoy or hurt you, but there's a blessing in every lesson. I always try to think of Jesus and his PERFECT character. If anyone was annoyed, hurt, or betrayed, it was him. Despite it all, he remained humble and walked in love. Wow. I'm in awe of such perseverance. On top of enduring the pain, he died for the very ones who inflicted it on him. He even went as far saying love those who are cruel or unkind to you.
Every thought I have about life comes back to the love of Christ. NO matter how happy,sad, rich,poor, high or low I am, I can never forget about the one who loves me more than anyone else. I've been blessed with family and friends, but no love can compare to God's love.
Funny. This post took an entirely different direction than I intended. I pray that whoever reads this may experience the peace in knowing Christ, and that whatever it is that you may be going through will pass. Stay strong and know that there is nothing that God can't do. Regardless of what may be going on in the world, Christ's strength is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9
New International Version (NIV)
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Peace and Blessings,