Consider it a sheer gift when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.
cherish it, treasure it, make the most out of it! yes we will, lord! continuing vv. 3-6, "You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. If you don't know what you're doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You'll get his help, and won't be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought." thank you lord! because we know that YOU LOVE TO HELP, and we willl run to you for everything small or great. thank you lord, that YOUR PLANS always prevail, frustrating every plan of the enemy right at the start, and we can go on enjoying your love, protection, provision, wisdom, grace and strength to go through every single situation. thank you thank you lord!
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