In this, you greatly rejoice, though now, for a little while, you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Pet 1:6-9 NIV)
Prayer: LORD, when I go through difficulties, help me to be mindful that more is happening than what I see, hear, and feel. Help me trust You through the process and take courage in knowing that anything I suffer here and now is of greater value than I can comprehend as it strengthens my faith and relationship with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.