Overcoming Difficult Trials



For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.  Deuteronomy 7:6

I grew up in a very loving Christian home where my parents daily poured their love into me with the added reassurance that God loved me too.  Unfortunately, this did nothing for my self-esteem and confidence.  I was a very shy person by nature.  I never saw myself as pretty, special, or especially intelligent.  I believed the lies of the enemy for a very long time.

After my brain surgery, I grew in my relationship and identity with Christ.  My new friends often comment on how “out-going” I am and have a hard time believing that I am shy by nature.  I see now that my deeper identity with Jesus improved my confidence all together. Although I do not like to socialize in large groups of people, I am less fearful to speak up and publically share what is on my mind.  My confidence is from the Lord.

This said, I want to share a story about how I now see myself, as one of God’s treasured possessions. I am sentimental.  Recently I bought a very beautiful sterling silver, Victorian locket from England.  It was pressed upon me that I am beautiful and priceless in the sight of God.  A treasure.  I wanted to have something that would hold my Life Verses on it.  So, I am now sharing a photo of this lovely gift.  I know I bought it myself but Jesus is not only my Redeemer, Savior, Father, Brother, and Friend.  He is also my Husband and it feels like He bought me a special gift.

My Life Scriptures have come to me in the twenty-five years I have been walking with Him as an On Fire believer. The first scripture came to me when I was just a baby Christian and I did not put much store in the words.  I now see they were a prophecy for my calling and future.  The second scripture came to me as a comfort to all of my worry.  It reminds me that God is in control and I find peace and comfort when I recite it.  The last two Life Scriptures came to me after my brain surgery.  One is a promise for a future that is prosperous and full of hope.  The other scripture is James 1:1-5.       I am learning to count trials as pure joy since I know I gain perseverance and strength by the testing of my faith.

I am sure a lot of you have a special verse that you recite when you are facing a struggle.  Maybe you can find a special way to keep it close to your heart.  YOU are a precious treasure to God as well.


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3 thoughts on “WE ARE HIS TREASURE

  1. The locket is perfect, and you look absolutely radiant. Lit from within! As it should be….

  2. This is an excellent and lovely post; how different we Christian bloggers are; I write about Anthony Bourdain and you write about silver lockets from England! I never know what to expect from myself, let alone fellow bloggers!

    Ah, shyness. I was crippled by shyness for many years, and growing up in an extrovert and loud city, that was somewhat a problem. I am not shy anymore, just I would say grounded; if I want to speak I do, if I want to hold my own counsel, I do that too. There is no typical person, no particular way to be; we are all gloriously different and we can all teach each other so much, and goodness knows we all have so much to learn after all.

    What we have in England is so much history and heritage, and every few years someone finds an Anglo-Saxon hoard of gold, or a Roman hoard, or Viking hoard, or Celtic hoard, and… you get the picture! We’re obsessed with antiques here, the TV is chock-full of antiques programmes!

  3. Thank you Genevieve for the compliment. I do feel my inner beauty shining forth these days.

    Tim, thank you for your comment as well. I love antiques and England. Years ago I lived in London for six months and bought a victorian ruby ring. I still wear it and think of my lovely 6 months in your wonderful country.

    Praise God He made us all so unique.

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