Have you heard the story of the butterfly? That during its transition, if you cut it out of the cocoon to help it, you would actually make things worse. It wouldn’t be able to strengthen its wings and would therefore die. I love to think of this story when I go through hard times. It reminds me that hard times produce strength.
James 1:2-3 tells us that we should count our trials as joy. Without testing, our faith wouldn’t have a chance to strengthen. We need to have our faith tested to prove it true. How are you being tested today? Grow, butterfly, grow.