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With Both Hands
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Suffering gives us a chance to show whether we trust God.
William Law: Receive every inward and outward trouble, every disappointment, pain, uneasiness, temptation, darkness, and desolation with both thy hands.
Nancy: William Law was an author in the seventeenth century. He understood that holiness is more important than our temporary happiness.
William: Receive every trouble as a true opportunity and blessed occasion of dying to self and entering into a fuller fellowship with thy self-denying, suffering Savior.
Nancy: When suffering comes into my life, I don’t always accept it with both hands. I’m not always quick to think of it as an opportunity to be more like Jesus and get closer to God. But it is.
The next time a challenge presents itself, instead of complaining or resisting, try accepting it. Ask God to give you His strength to endure. And then ask Him to teach you through it.
With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.
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