Formidible Resilience with Jordan St. Cyr

Perhaps today you find yourself treading on unfamiliar ground, filled with heavy-hearted questions, wrestling with why this particular challenge has found you. You may feel alone, your faith wobbling on shaky ground, much like Christian singer-songwriter Jordan St. Cyr did when his daughter was diagnosed with a rare disorder. It’s human to feel this fear and to shed tears.

“Don’t be afraid, for the Lord will go before you and will be with you; he will not fail nor forsake you.”

– Deuteronomy 31:8 TLB

You are not alone. The hand reaching out to guide you through the flames is the unwavering love of God, who walks by your side, offering comfort and strength when you need it most.

When faced with these moments of tribulation, your faith transforms from an abstract concept to a tangible reality, like a spark that burns brighter amidst the fire, guiding you through the storm. (See 1 Peter 1:7.)

The trials you face are refining you, not destroying you – building a deeper intimacy with God.

Just as Jordan discovered solace in the lyrics of the song, “Fires,” he initially penned for someone else, you too will find the words you need to hear. Perhaps they’ll arrive as a prayer, a comforting word from a friend or an epiphany.

The trials you face are refining you, not destroying you. This path you walk may be daunting, but it leads to the most profound spiritual growth, creating a deeper intimacy with God that perhaps you’ve never experienced before.

Stay strong. Continue to believe. Your strength is greater than you imagine, your resilience more formidable than you realize. And even in what appears broken, you will find blessings. Keep walking, trusting and clinging onto your faith. You are the ember in the darkness, the spark before the fire, being refined into something beautiful by the trials you face.

Today’s One Thing

Decide today to develop a new daily spiritual routine. Devote a specific time each day for spiritual growth. This could be in the morning when you wake up or in the evening before you go to sleep. Use this time for prayer, meditation or reading and reflecting on spiritual texts. You could start with the comforting words of today’s verse – Deuteronomy 31:8. Reflect on its meaning and how it applies to your current situation.

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