This will be a stretch to the saints’ faith but suffer me a moment. I believe that when we choose to put ourselves in a difficult situation, especially for Yah’s glory, we can better bear them and those in the future we do not choose. If we do this enough, with an affirming mindset towards His provisions and our love towards others, when trials do come, we can handle them much easier than one who simply bumbles along in life, hoping in Yah without consistently following His Son’s example.
The best example is Yahshua Himself, the One Who we must imitate. He had put Himself around sinners, which was contrary to the Jews’ interpretation of Scripture. He had touched and had been touched by unclean people. He had taught in the synagogues and anywhere in public the correct view of His Father’s Will, earning the err of the ruling Sanhedrin. He had fulfilled He and His Father’s part of the friendship pact They had made with Abraham (Genesis 15) by His sacrifice on the cross.
Always remember, he had no need to create us or any of this, yet He endures our corruption to bring us back unto Himself. This reason alone is why we must be humble before Him. Even if we choose the wrong struggle, trust that He will order our steps to the right one if we stay meek and willing to be corrected. David’s trials before his reign are great examples of this.
Witness while rejection makes your heart bleed.
Work against your desires to fulfill His Will.
Sacrifice entertainment for Scripture.
Serve without appreciation.
Praise Him through pain.
Patient yet restless.
Exodus 35:29 So all the men and women of the Israelites whose hearts prompted them brought a freewill offering to YHWH for all the work that YHWH through Moses had commanded them to do.
1 Chronicles 29:9 Then the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to YHWH. David the king also rejoiced greatly.
1 Chronicles 29:17 [David prayed,] “I know also, my Elohim, that You test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here to offer willingly to You.”
Your people will volunteer freely on the day of Your power.
In holy splendor, from the womb of the dawn,
Your youth are to You as the dew.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And sustain me with a willing spirit.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not out of regret or compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver.
Matthew 19:30, Matthew 20:16, Mark 10:31, Luke 13:30
[Yahshua declared,] “So, the last will be first, and the first will be last.”