“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” (Rom. 8:28, NLT).
The other day, I read the testimony of a seasoned minister who recently recovered from a severe case of covid. It was the most miserable that he had ever felt in his life, he reported. And yet, when he was diagnosed with the disease, he got excited. The reason for this, he explained, was that he knew that God was going to do something wonderful through it… which is exactly what happened. Throughout his illness, he felt the Lord’s presence in an exquisitely close way, closer than he ever had experienced before.
I was amazed by his perspective. To get excited upon receiving a covid diagnosis? Holy Spirit used his story to breathe fresh life into this verse for me: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…” (James 1:2, NIV). Frankly, I needed this refresher. In my own life, the hits have been coming hard lately. So… I receive this perspective shift from Holy Spirit! How about you, my friend? Are you needing this too? Well, I’ll tell you this. Everything that Continue reading An Amazing Perspective