Today’s scripture: James 1:12
This is one of those verses that we Christians should commit to memory. It’s a
wonderful reminder of why we can find joy in our trials.
One day, each of us will stand before our Lord God, and He will place on our
heads the crown of life. He will look at what we did to serve Him and others.
He will review how we stood strong through trials and sufferings.
And He will say, “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matt. 25:14-30).
When I think of seeing my God face-to-face and hearing those words, anything
that happens to me here on earth is worth it. The abuse I experienced as a
child. My struggle with infertility. My daily pain.
Every trial has refined me and made me stronger. God has used—and continues to
use—me and my stories to encourage others.
And one day, I’ll wear that crown of life.
If you’re struggling, remember that God loves you and will help you through
whatever storm you’re going through. Persevere and know one day you, too, will
wear that crown.