Jeremiah 12:5 If you have raced with foot-runners and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land you fall down, how will you fare in the thickets of the Jordan?
“My children, if you are being tested now, is it not a great mercy? Is it not to build you up in trust? Why then do you complain so bitterly? Accept with gratitude what the Lord sends, so that when you are more severely tried, you will have a foundation of trust to build on. Persevere, my children. Do not spend time worrying about things that may or may not come. Take the opportunities I give you to build yourself up in trust. For the trust you build up in smaller trials will serve you well in larger ones. Have I not told you that I am with you always—to the end of the age? Believe, hope, trust. Then you will have peace even when things around you are in turmoil.”
O my Jesus, help me to believe, hope and trust in you more! Help me to accept with gratitude the ways you use to build me up in trust. Jesus I trust in you! Amen.