“Every Pain there is Gain,Every Thorn there is Crown”
When you are about to give up,exasperated and ravaged by hopeless thinking and left discouraged by trials and difficulties, and complain as they come.Dont forget that God is working to make us and mold us in the image of His Son. He does this often by using trials and difficult circumstances to refine us. Let us highlight the word “refine”.This six-lettered word is magnificently used in the bible to mean purity of gold that has undergone refinements thru fire and genuineness of faith when refined by trials.
“These have come so that your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed”.1Pet 1:7
Like fire refines gold, trials refine us. A finished product has undergone refinements.It is washed,unwanted elements had been taken out and impurities eradicated. A refining fire is responsible for removing all impurities. There is no denying that gold can eventually be destroyed. But not faith – and its worth much more to God than gold. We cannot boast of anything to God except our faith and trust in Him….