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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 11: Untrial

It comes out of left field while you were looking right.

You didn't plan for it,

because TRIALS don't have a RSVP.

But what if you did receive an invitation

that announces the TRIAL that you are about to experience,

but you get to RSVP

with a NO WAY!

Because who wants a TRIAL?

I sure don't. I sure don't like them.

But maybe they do come with an invitation of preparation~

"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial

which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you" (I Peter 4:12)

BELOVED, I am sending you a TRIAL.

How can you not trust someone who addresses you as BELOVED

and then HE tells you to~

"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing" (James 1:2-4)

Just what if TRIALS were NOT AN OPTION, where would FAITH be?

Maybe it is all about our seeing JESUS walking on the water

above the TRIAL with us

as HE takes us deeper into a FAITH walk

that we have never been before

because HE has so much more for us to experience


even though you see the sharks biting below.

JOY becomes a reality

as JESUS takes you beyond the


because maybe just maybe the


has nothing about you or I

but all about HIM

who wants to walk on water with

you & I.

So BELOVED let's

make JESUS our ONLY OPTION that we see

despite the TRIALS

as we are

"constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in CHRIST],

steadfast and patient in distress,

devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, and strength]' (Romans 12:12 AMP)



yet pales to what GOD will do

despite the TRIAL.

Oh TRIAL you will not win the battle

because it is won by the ONE who will

"TURN IT AROUND" (listen to the song below)

What are your thoughts & prayers?

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