As I was reading through a You Version devotional from Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost For His Highest, I came across the following paragraph:
“Huge waves that would frighten an ordinary swimmer produce a tremendous thrill for the surfer who has ridden them. Let’s apply that to our own circumstances. The things we try to avoid and fight against – tribulation, suffering, and persecution – are the very things that produce abundant joy in us. ‘We are more than conquerors through Him’ ‘in all these things’; not in spite of them, but in the midst of them. A saint doesn’t know the joy of the Lord in spite of tribulation but because of it. Paul said, ‘I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation’ (2 Corinthians 7:4).”
How does this shape your attitude towards the difficulties you are facing today?