A Victorious Crown of Life

“If your faith remains strong, even while surrounded by life’s difficulties, you will continue to experience the untold blessings of God! True happiness comes as you pass the test with faith, and receive the victorious crown of life promised to every lover of God!”  (James 1:12, TPT)

“Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved (pass the test), he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.  (NAS)

We live under the tension of two conflicting realities.  And often the life of trust is raised up from the hotbed of trial where earthly realities are purified into heavenly realities. The law of love keeps us in that crucible until Papa’s perfect work is accomplished.

David says in Psalm 27, “Yet I totally trust you to rescue me one more time, so I can see once again how good you are while I’m still alive! Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you!”

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