Although there maybe many, mostly the untrained in the art of gold refining, that would be surprised at the beauty of the refined gold, the blacksmith was never in doubt as to the worth of his precious possession.
We are passed through the fire of appointed afflictions because the Lord is sure of the deposit he has put in us; these afflictions refine us, they don’t destroy us.
Our heavenly Father loves us, and seeks to prove us; to glory in that which he has placed in us and to put it on display before a watching creation.
Don’t despair beloved as you go through trials. The father loves you an
d delights in you.