Diamond in the Rough

June 26, 2021 THE MMA TEAM


Have  you ever doubted God’s underlying motives by constantly asking “why, God?” when misery hit you? I don’t know about you, but I know I am guilty of doing that. 

At times I just don’t understand why God would let me experience hardship and allow my heart to be shattered into a million pieces.

Many times I just pray to God that He would allow the hurt to vanish, allow the suffering to perish and allow the discomfort to disappear.

Truth be told, God is more concerned with our development rather than us being comfortable. 

The intriguing part about suffering and painful moments is that it speaks two languages: (i) presently speaking, suffering is excruciatingly painful to go through; and (ii) futurely speaking, suffering moments will be worth it at the end.

Notice that diamonds also speak the same languages?

At first a diamond actually comes from a rough stone that looks hideous, but after being polished and refined, the same rough stone will be transformed into to a magnificent looking diamond. 

Just like a diamond, our suffering will be worth it and makes sense later on in life. 

We just need to trust Him in the moment because He is refining us for the better. 

Our suffering is never in vain since it generates a value that is needed for God’s next divine plan in our lives.

Consequently, be glad when you are chosen by God to experience and endure these moments for: (i) He is preparing something magnificent in your life that you could not even think of; (ii) He is going to make something good out of it; and (iii) everything is going to work out the way it should.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

James‬ ‭1:2-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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