Sometime when I experience difficulty, there is a need to remind myself that this is to strengthen my spiritual muscles, rather than punishment for a wrong-doing.  The same concept is as we exercise, the physical body is strengthened and as we pray, we grow spiritually.  Before a baby bird is born, it must peck out of the shell to strengthen it’s neck muscles.  The mother bird could easily help, but could harm the bird in the process.

Changing my view and seeing what God sees makes all the difference.

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”  I Peter 5:6-7



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