Those of us who are going through trial that seems overwhelming need to realize that, and He can enable us to say, “Lord, if this is for Thy glory, heap on the load! If this is to accomplish something that will make me more usable for Thee, then pile on the burden! If this is something Thy hand seeks to do in order to make me like Thy lovely self, then, Lord, I will take everything because, even though I am crushed under it, I am going to trust Thee for strength every day. My weakness shall glorify Thy power.
It does not matter how great the pressure is. What really matters is where the pressure lies – whether it comes between you and God, or whether it presses you nearer His heart.
I’ve always admired tea kettle Christians. They can be up to their necks in hot water and still sing! The world wants to know how this God you talk about makes a difference in your life when you’re sitting on the burner. They want to see the reality of a life within you beyond anything they’ve ever experienced. Peter had it nailed pretty good when he wrote, Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason for the hope that is in you.