"But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."I Peter 5:10
When I read the last half of this verse, "after ye have suffered a while", I am more keenly aware why Peter started the verse with the statement, "But the God of all grace." When the Lord allows the difficulties of life to happen to us in order to "make us perfect [Mature], stablish (let our roots of faith grow deeper) us, strengthen and settle us." We then realize that in order to allow God's perfect work in us we must lean hard on the God of all grace. My Lord, I do reach for your tender touch this day. I need to understand the things you desire to do in my life and then surrender to your wonderful grace to allow your work to be completed. Thank you for always being there for me when I need you the most.