Better, Not Burned

Michael Beck

“… For my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

The Lord helps us to grow by allowing us to face situations that expose our weakness. We groan wanting release from situations that “bring out the worst” in us. But where we see nothing but grief, God sees a golden opportunity for the power of Christ to rest upon us. The character of Christ is formed in us through the hottest fires of life.

Don’t run from the fire. Let the Son of Man be with you in the fiery furnace. Don’t seek freedom from a life of pain. Seek freedom from a life of sin. Come forth from the furnace minus the “chains” of your past.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.