Romans 12

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Please enjoy this guest post by Jessica from The Crow Family Blog. Jessica is a Christian military wife and a real sweetheart, I know you will just love her heart for the Lord.

I wanted to share with you just a little that has been on my heart lately.  During a recent quiet time I had, I studied the scripture below.  This particular verse really hit home for me.  I have always heard there are 3 things you need to know about trials…

  • You are either in a trial
  • You are about to be in a trial
  • Or you are just coming out of a trial

I have found this to be quite true in my life. Sure as I think “whew, all clear, trial over”…bam something else.

This scripture offers so much hope, promise, and security to me. I really tried to dig deeper into this verse so as to have a better understanding.

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. “ Romans 12:12

So, I broke it down a little bit in my thoughts and wanted to share….

  • Rejoice in hope – be happy in our confidence, rejoice in our confident hope. Hope – that is in the hope of eternal life – remember that right now is just temporary…this life is just temporary, but our confidence/trust can be placed in the eternal hope
  • Be patient in tribulation – tribulation = affliction – knowing that when I suffer as a Christian it is suffering for Christ’s sake. Being patient implies steadfastness – enduring all that may be appointed – trusting that in these life interruptions there is a purpose.
  • Be constant in prayer – it is important (necessary) to be in a spirit of prayer. Constant = persistent (keep on praying)

May this verse bring comfort to you as it has for me.

My name is Jessica.  I am married to my high school sweetheart and we are blessed with two children.  For the last 7 years I have been a stay at home mom, but this year as my youngest started to school I began substitute teaching.  My husband has been in the Army Reserves for 11 years and we are currently preparing for our 4th deployment.  I am very passionate about supporting, encouraging, and connecting military wives and therefore am very involved in the organization Wives of Faith as the MemberCare Director.  I also enjoy blogging.  You can find my blog at www.just4crows.blogspot.com

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  1. I love your thoughts on this verse…It also says to me that He will not give us more than we can bear. “Be Patient, I am with you”. Just my thoughts.

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