Keeping out the weeds of anxious works

For as the soil makes the sprout come up
    and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness
    and praise spring up before all nations.” Isaiah 61:11

I grieve when I see grace eroding, with weeds of anxious works creeping in. -Sarah Young, Jesus Calling

When God tests you, it is a good time for you to put His promises to the test, and claiming from Him just as much as your trials have rendered necessary.

There are two ways of getting out of a trial. One is to simply try to get rid of the trial, and be thankful when it is over. The other is to recognize the trial as a challenge from God to claim a larger blessing than we have ever had, and to hail it with delight as an opportunity of obtaining a larger measure of divine grace. Thus even the adversary becomes the auxiliary, and the things that seem to be against us turn out to be for the furtherance of our way. Surely, this is to be more than conquerors through Him who loved us. – A.B. Simpson, Streams in the Desert

And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” Romans 8:27

If you desire God’s best in your life and want to make your life count, then you can expect to travel the road of adversity. -Walking With God, Life Principle #7

God is leading us to surrender, showing us what it means to live a yielded life. He is bringing us to the point where we can say, “God, I don’t like this difficulty. I don’t understand it, but I’m willing to trust You no matter what.” -Walking With God, Life Principle #7

God puts limitations on your trials; dark moments, and temptations. Whatever you’re facing- whether it involves your health, relationships, finances, or whatever it may be- it will not go on forever. The Father is teaching you to trust Him and persevere. He seeks to make you courageous, bold, trustworthy, faithful, diligent, and disciplined…but you must yield to Him. -Walking With God, Life Principle #7

If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:31

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