Posted by: Anne | June 2, 2018

the tough love of refinement

Did you know that when gold is found in the earth, it doesn’t look anything like the beautiful gold we see in jewelry stores? In fact, gold doesn’t become beautiful until the gold pieces are refined in a hot fire.

This process burns away any impurities, and beauty comes forth.

The same can be true in our lives as well.

Hard times have a way of refining us in ways that fruitful seasons cannot. In difficult seasons, God prunes back the sharp places of our hearts and creates new fertile soil to sow new strength into us. God uses these times of refinement to produce a beautiful relationship that we will treasure in the end.

The refiner’s fire brings forth gold, and gold is a treasure.

~ Proverbs 31 Ministries
https://proverbs31.org/read


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