Where is God Working?
He is working in my life personally. Attacks on my character, having no validity, have been directed at me recently. However, my response to these attacks has surprised even me. I have not arrived at the place of “great joy” or “perfection” talked about in James 1:2-4, but my response to this trial has shown me that God has been working in my life.
Earlier in my life, my reaction would have been one of anger and self-defense. Instead, I am finding a sincere peace and calmness through my relationship with Jesus. This was confirmed as I was reading in 1 Peter. 1Peter 1:21 says, ” For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in His steps.” Because of my fallen, sinful nature, I cannot follow His example of having never sinned. (v.22) However,I can follow His example in verse 23. “He did not retaliate when He was insulted nor threaten revenge when He suffered. He left His case in the hands of God who always judges fairly.” NLT That is where I choose to leave my trial, “in the hands of God,” the best place it could be!