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Trying Times

Updated: May 8


As we review the events of the past two weeks, we recognize that God's intervention is warranted for resolution. The weight of these circumstances is beyond man's natural abilities. Knowledge that we achieved through degrees cannot solve personal or global conflict.


We need to seek for God's answers within our lives for every situation. I know that we wonder why our level of ingenuity is insufficient. The reason that our creativity is inadequate is - we only see unilaterally. God sees with a panoramic view & His wisdom is necessary to guide our lives.


Trying Times

  • Trying times are a wakeup call for all of us to add an ingredient into life - prayer.

  • Trying times are signals to do something different spiritually and physically. That's why it is important to "trust in the Lord and NOT lean on our understanding. When we acknowledge the Lord in all our ways/planning - my insertion, He directs our steps", Proverbs 3:5-6.

  • Trying times test our resilience.

  • Trying times change the fabric of our beings. Be aware - the change can be good or unfavorable. It depends upon the resilience quotient that we develop. For further insight about resilience search: Resilience: Stages of Change - Emotional Resilience (gracepointwellness.org).

  • Trying times teach lifelong lessons.

  • Trying times reflect the character one possesses.


Calls to Action:

  1. Consider what you need to change during these "trying times".

  2. Next, make a 3-point plan for your desired changes with increasing resilience.

  3. Think about my book as a tool for any challenging times in your life. The "Prayer Jewels" offer support during difficult times. Purchase a copy of "Fully Persuaded Faith"; https://www.marilynnjames.com.


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