"It may seem like Friday night... but Sunday's on the way!" Those are the words of a very creative and powerful song from one of my favorite Christian artists - Carman.
If it had not been for Good Friday, Resurrection Day could not have come. Think about that the next time you come to a trial in your personal life. Like Andrae Crouch wrote and sang, "If I never had a problem, I wouldn't know God could solve them; I wouldn't know the things my God can do." That's so true.
Being thankful for the trials of life is at times a challenging endeavor, but Holy Spirit will teach us how to successfully deal with this. If we yield our substance to Him, (giving Him everything we have) He will enable us to allow Daddy to show us what a great purpose trials can serve when they are given into His hands. Trials and tribulations make you pray, beloved; don't they? Troubles put you on your knees; so do troublesome people and our knee-jerk responses to them. We learn more about ourselves than anyone else through dealing with the "Fridays" of life.
It gratifies me to know that Jesus the Christ successfully dealt with Friday first; He dealt with everything of tribulation, rejection, temptation, misery, abuse, wounds, and affliction... f i r s t. He was there LONG before we got there; the world and the things of the world hated Him first. What a comfort and an excuse breaker. We learn that Jesus the Christ got through everything by God's eternal power so that we would know the way to the same truth and victory. He's our Example. If He could do it by Abba's power, so can we.
"Beloved, count it all joy when you come into various trials, knowing that the trying of your faith works patience." -- James 1:2-3
Don't be afraid to let Abba cause you to appreciate the Fridays of life; they're the greatest catalysts and facilitators of growth, maturity, and promotion in Jesus. Clinging to Daddy through trials deeply pleases Him. He'll walk you through them, He'll dry your tears, teach you His ways, bring you intense JOY, and press you to His heart. Believe me, you'll be better for the journey; you will.
God bless you.
"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."