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Your Greatest Woes, God's Greatest Gifts

by Allie Marie Smith 
“The gospel is so arranged and the gift of God so great that you may make the very enemies that fight you and the forces that are arrayed against you and make them steps up to the very gates of heaven and into the presence of God.” -Streams in the Desert
It is unnatural to think that the very things that cause pain are the forces that bring us great strength. In my life, it seems so odd to think that severe depression and sickness are woes that God can use for glorious good. I’m learning though, that the key is in surrender.
What is it in your life that causes you the most pain? I pray that you cling to the hope that these very trials can bring you closer into the presence of your Maker. Your greatest woes might be disguised as God’s greatest gifts.

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