Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
The Indian boy shivered in the night, his third since he had been let go. He had one week to kill a wild animal with his bare hands and find his way back to his home camp. If he succeeded, he would be considered a man. This was the most important rite of passage of his entire life. He was afraid to be alone, and he had failed to catch an animal yet, but he had learned much, he was sure things would work out by the end of the week.
Many times we must go through adversity and hard times in order to learn and grow. The lessons we learn are invaluable, even though we would often rather learn them some other way. The Lord allows us to meet adversity because He knows we must endure it in order to be better people. He does not allow adversity because He is cruel, but because He is kind and wants the best for His children.
I know that I will face many challenges and ordeals, Father, and I will try to accept them. Help me to be strong for those times, and to bring honor and glory to You. Amen.
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