Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith. ~1 Timothy 1:18-19
This has been a tough year for a lot of people – me included. “Holding on to faith and a good conscience” isn’t easy.
We easily get angry and frustrated at obstacles, issues, government, the weather, evil people and other “things” beyond our control. Many times we react with anger, agression, in ways outside of our normal character.
We have to realize that yes, these things will always be around – usually when you least expect it or need it – and they are beyond our controll. We just have to deal with it and not let our frustration show never mind take it out on innocent people.
Know that God is control. Life happens. God is there 24/7.
In all 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 the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. ~1 Peter 1:6-7
God gives you TESTS so you can have TESTIMONIES.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ~John 16:33
Stop and think before reacting – WWJD?