“Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us.”

Ecclesiastes 7:3

I know, this really isn’t a scripture that sounds encouraging but it holds a powerful lesson.

Think back over your life and remember all the moments that truly defined and shaped you as a person. Chances are most of them may be trials you had to face, storms you had to weather and battles that needed to be fought.

No one enjoys the valleys of life, I know I certainly don’t, but I do know that dark seasons are often the times that God speaks to us the most. Just like the old hymn says, He truly is the God of the valley.

The lessons you learn in your current situation will have a refining influence on the rest of your life. These moments will shape your character as a Christ follower, and take you closer to your destiny in Him.

Allow yourself to be molded in this season, and don’t fear the pain of change. God has something incredible for you in this season of life, embrace it!

God, I’m thankful that You are always working on my behalf. You have things under control, and I know I can trust You in my current season of life. Help me to learn the lessons I am supposed to, and make me more like You.

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