https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDH0Ui-rn1Q&t=214s No matter what we go through all things are working together for our good. It is the the furnace, I would say the furnace of affliction that we are purified as gold; for we know that Christ also learnt obedience through the things He suffered.
Have the courage of your convictions.
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During my Christian walk there have been many times when I have not only thought this, but really believed it deep down inside my heart. It was that belief that lead me to think many other negative things and truly regard myself in that light. There are times I have thought I'm not good enough, not only that I'm not good enough for myself, but not good enough for anyone. Not good enough to be a wife, not good enough to be a mother in a family, not good enough to be successful, simply not good enough.
Problems are one of the ways in which God graciously teaches us to seek Him in a way we never have before. They teach us obedience, discipline and the fundamental principles of trust. Even Jesus learned obedience through the things He suffered.
So many different things can cause us to give up. The loss of a loved one, broken friendships or relationships, seemingly unending trials. But know that God will truly never leave or forsake you. Some of the greatest people in the Bible endured great trials, during which at times some of them felt totally defeated.