"The point is, when Adam and I got married, for whatever reason, the enemy began to have it out for us and God began to allow more awful and hanious things into our lives in the short 6 years we have been married than I could have ever imagined or would have ever have had the capacity to imagine. "
In light of all of that craziness, I want to choose to say thank you God for the many blessings He has placed in my life. He has given us a nice place to stay, food to eat, and clothes to wear. (Matt 6) I have a husband who loves me and is so in love with the Lord. I have two beautiful girls who are full of life and joy.
Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.
3 Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience.
4 But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full playand do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.
Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]Habakkuk 3:19
The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!
For because He Himself [in His humanity] has suffered in being tempted (tested and tried), He is able [immediately] to run to the cry of (assist, relieve) those who are being tempted and tested and tried [and who therefore are being exposed to suffering].