“Do you know how Pearls are made ?”
Pearls are a product of pain. When a grain of Sand pierces the shell of an Oyster, all the otherwise dormant resources within the tiny Oyster respond to the foreign irritant by caring for that sensitive spot.
Over time, the Sand particle is covered by healing fluids,and the wound becomes a pearl .
That’s true of us also, when Hardships invade our lives, and we are Tempted it is not God who causes or allows them, He tempts no man but He knows we will experience them and uses them to strengthen us and our Faith is shown to be real, we need to allow the Holy Spirit to shape our responses so we don’t give up but persevere .
And so we do not give into bitterness, fear, anger or rush ahead of the Lord’s good plans but we rest in Him.
Allow Him time to turn that irritation into an opportunity for our growth and watch a beautiful Pearl of great worth emerge from our circumstances.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1: 2-5)