The Furnace of Affliction

If it had not been for trouble in our lives many of us would have never turned to God. If it had not been for some serious adversity, many of us would not have even looked Gods way. However, trouble in your life will cause you to take a look at where you’re going-what you’re doing and where you have been. Trouble will make you examine everything about yourself, and because God knew that you would never look His way as long as everything was going great in your life, He allowed the enemy to lead you into a furnace of affliction so you would have to call on Him to bring you out. In fact, (Isa. 48:10) says “Behold, I have refined thee but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. Thus, it is in that furnace of affliction that we start looking for God, when it seems all hell is breaking loose in our lives, where the fires of trouble are turned up hotter than we would have ever imagined; where we look to our right and there’s no help, we look to the left and there’s no help, we look behind us and there’s no help, until finally we begin to look to the hill from whence cometh our help, because all our help comes from the Lord which made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121: 1-2) God allows our enemy to put us in a place where we have run out of answers and our only solution is God. It is in the furnace of affliction where He chooses us; because finally God has gotten our undivided attention that we now might make the choice to choose Him. Trouble can make you or break you, please allow it to make you into what God would have you to be.

 God Bless You!

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