One of my dear friends in ministry was a man named John. For years he had suffered from cancer that eventually took his life. Every once in a while he would need to have a transfusion—new blood flowing into him. One time his medical insurance refused to pay for the expensive procedure. Besides being frightened and sad about his disease, he was angry.
As I sat by his side, I found myself searching for ways to give meaning to his distress. I said to him, “John, because you trust in God, I believe that there is a bank in heaven that deposits your faith so that others who are losing faith can draw from yours.”
Verse 10 of today’s reading uses the image of fire purifying us so that nothing but faith in God remains. So take whatever is bothering you—big pain or little pain—and purify it by depositing it into the Bank of Heaven so that others can draw from your precious faith.
Tested in adversity v. 10
You laid the base of the earth. v. 13
You teach what is best for me. v. 17
Water flowing from the rock v. 21
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