As we have challenging times, and we will, we never should compare our strength to these periods, but God’s strength. Goliath would not have been slain by David if David had thought he could slay him. The battle is always God’s, never ours. James 1:2 reads, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.” I put my trust in God today and everyday. We are growing Spiritually daily.
Yesterday at my art class, during the “awkward stage” of the painting, I wanted to walk out, throw up my hands or never paint again. All of these temptations seemed real to me as I mentally fought with pride and arrogance and fear. Having begun painting late in life sometimes is challenging.
As I continued to work about this, I remembered that I had read in an old dictionary where “awkward stage” meant to go in the wrong direction. Then it occurred to me that was an old false belief that I didn’t have to accept. With God, all things are possible! As I kept on painting and knowing this was expressing creativity and there is no wrong way, it began to fall into place and I now love this piece!
James 1:2 reads, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.”