In our lives, we are bound to walk through trials from circumstances and experience rivals that provoke us and lead to disappointment and discouragement. If we do not deal with these emotions in a Christ-like manner, then our emotions have the potential to spread deeper into our soul causing more destruction. The story of Hannah is one of my favorite stories in the Bible because through her actions we can see a proper course of action that defeated her problems and her emotions.
We all have a choice in choosing our reactions to the tests and trials that are placed on our journey. In fact, the Bible even tells us to consider our trials pure joy because when the trial finishes will be mature and complete. If we take the trials and look at them with joy, we can know that our Father has a specific and special lesson for us personally.
The wilderness isn't supposed to be a place of comfort. It's a place full of tests, trials, pruning and a time to be obedient to God. It's a holy place you were called to so you can experience the fullness of God.
The story of Joesph is full of grace, forgiveness, and love toward his brothers that wronged him. It not only demonstrates to us the importance of always seeking God first in all of our circumstances but to do so with a mindset that God will work everything out for the best possible outcome and you will overcome the circumstance at hand. Although our circumstances, problems, and people in our life intend to harm us, God has a way of intending it for our good.
I hope I am able to endure situations more gracefully and with even more faith but most importantly, I want to rejoice from the beginning.