…that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ…
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
You will rise from all of your circumstances that now seem to hold you captive. You will stand with Me in victory. Nothing that has befallen you will take you down in defeat, for you shall stand and walk away from these places of pain and loss to the other side. Believe that this is truth to rely on. Believe more in this than in the evidence of your circumstances. This is the fork in the road. Which side will you stand on - the evidence of circumstances, or what I tell you as I speak to your heart? Listen. Hear the truth that will save you. You are not defined by your fiery trials. No, your trials only empower you in Me. Walk in truth. Hold onto it as to a life preserver in stormy seas. Look to who holds the life preserver to you. I am the Life Preserver and the Life Restorer. I am Life in the fullest, and I am the Way- the way out and the way through.
I am here, and I will not leave you as you are refined in the fire of trials. You are bigger than the trials that could change your focus and direction. Do not get out of the fire and run away. Stay and be tested. Wait for the results to be printed upon your character. You will grow and stretch to beyond your image of who you believed yourself to be. I will provide your reflection for you. Gaze into My presence, and see what I will show you. I will remove from your eyes that which keeps you from seeing truth. I will give you My eyes to see what is really there. Do not fear. It is I walking on the waters with you. Keep looking at Me, and you will not sink. I am here for you, My child. You are able to accomplish the tasks I set before you.