The true value of any circumstance is measured by how ‘high’ it takes us in spiritual revelation.
Often these spiritual highs are introduced by physical ‘lows,’ things in the natural that seem defeating, overwhelming, and devastating.
In fact, much in the way of Kingdom revelation comes in just this fashion (Acts 14:22).
Never waste your trials — they are designed for good (Romans 8:28), though extraordinarily painful. It is difficult if not impossible to see beyond what some call “the pain of circumstance,” yet with pain can come great spiritual growth.
It is a matter of choice to become bitter or better; the lone letter separating these two words is ‘I.’ I am the only one who can say, “I choose to let this better me, and not embitter me.”
This is not an easy lesson, and can ONLY be accomplished by humbling ourselves under the mighty hand of God, and receiving His grace to walk through the many great trials this life brings.
~ Clay Sikes