Updated: Jan 19
Pearls are produced by irritation, diamonds are formed under immense pressure, and gold is refined by intense fire. Adversity has a way of shaping all of our lives. In fact, none of us are immune from hardships but the beauty of what will be produced is directly connected to what we are willing to endure. Life is less about what you go through and more about how you go through it. Life is less about what happens to us and more about how we respond to it. So, despite what you may be going through don't give up because the trying of your faith produces... What will the trying of your faith produce in and through your life? What will your adversity form you into? If you faint in the day of adversity your strength is small but the righteous may fall seven times, and rises up again (Proverbs 24:10,16). You are stronger than you know. God has placed more in you than you can even imagine. Stay encouraged, stay in the fight, and when life knocks you down never forget that the grace of God is great enough to give you the strength you need to rise up. Remember: What you are going through has the ability to result in and produce something far greater.
Grace and Peace be with you!