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Most women don’t have supportive Christian women in their lives mentoring them.

We spur women on with the Word of God so that we can approach the Bible with confidence, share Jesus with grace, and speak chatter that matters in a noisy world.

“Let us consider how we may spur one another on…” Hebrews 10:24

Come Out Stronger


The concept of refinement is not unfamiliar to us as Christians. We understand that in order to grow stronger and build character, we’re going to face pain and struggles of different sorts.

The concept and analogy applies in the unbelieving world just as well. If you’re training for an athletic event, you need to prepare to work hard, feel exhaustion, pain, and soreness.

There are countless stories of those who rose up through adversity, pained personal histories, struggle and hurt, and it equipped them to accomplish great things, teaching them the power of perseverance, discipline, and their own inner strength.

When I think of refining, I usually picture a blacksmith with a long piece of metal turning red hot, pounding it into a sword. It’s refined in its exposure to that incredible heat and then shaped into a powerful and useful tool.

I don’t mind thinking about how the hardships and struggles I have faced have made me who I am, better than before.

I like being the precious metal who has been through the fire and come out stronger.

Then I read in Malachi:

But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver.
— Malachi 3:2-3

Refiner’s fire, yeah, for sure. Launderer’s soap?

I just went from being gold or silver to a filthy rag, filled with stains that desperately need washing out.

We are filthy rags and impure.

We are sinful, desperately in need of refinement.

Refiner’s fire is doing the same thing though. It is removing our impurities. We all need refining because of sin, in the world and in us. This is why we face those trials.

Have you suffered something that spoke directly to one of your specific weaknesses as a Christian?

I certainly have.

While I love picturing myself emerging from the fire with battle scars, I’m right there with Paul in Romans 7.

We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
— Romans 7:14-20,25

And yet we are precious to our God and Savior, who knows that sin better than anyone and cared enough to cover it and pay for our salvation once and for all.

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
— Romans 5:1-8

Are you struggling? Facing hardship?

Our struggles show us our need for Him, draw us nearer to Him, and grow our faith in Him.

Let’s thank God that he cares enough to be in our lives! Because of Him we have hope through the heat.

We are loved by Him who made us, covers our sin, holds a place for us in His heaven, and is always in us and with us cleansing those impurities, strengthening us, and preparing us for the battle ahead. He makes our calling and election sure!

You ARE precious.

You WILL face fire.

You WILL come out stronger.


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