No Doubt About It
“But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.” - Job 23:10
The fire can serve multiple purposes. The same fire that hardens clay will soften and purify gold.
My prayer in seasons of trial is to lean into the Lord and discover the purpose for the season. Lord are you strengthening or softening me? Are you cleansing impurity’s from my life or affirming and giving your yes to something in me, like a clay vase being hardened and made strong? What needs to be purified, what needs to be reinforced for the responsibility of the new weight of glory I am stepping into?
In 2 Corinthians 3:18 the apostle Paul speaks of the transformation process as going from glory to glory. Sounds pretty great when you put it that way, right? Funny thing is, if you look at Paul’s life and ministry, it starts to seem more like trial to trial.
I find if I have God's perspective, it can turn the most painful experience into the sweetest, deepest chance to run to God's presence as I start looking more like my Father. It replaces the word trial with glory!
I love the line in ‘No Doubt About It’ that says, “I’m not yet where I’m going but I’m a long ways from where I was.” What a wonderful promise we have in our friend, Jesus, who is not only committed to transform us but is also willing to walk with us every moment of the process.
This song is about the journey of life, the trials that lead us back to our loving Father and the joy that comes through our friendship and walk with Him. Let’s keep our eyes on the prize and run our race with patience, trusting Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith!