“Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say Rejoice!” No matter what has happened, will happen, or in your present circumstances and problems, rejoice in the Lord for He is good. For the Lord, your God has saved your very soul and transformed you into something beautiful. He has already positioned you in the Heavenly places and established your place of residence. It can not be revoked.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Ephesians 2:4-6
Everything that has happened to you in this life was of God’s design. All for your good, growth, and His honor and glory. He has it all planned out. Everything was allowed to happen and will happen for a specific reason and purpose. No matter what other people did to you, how much pain and suffering you went through, it was all according to His plan.
He molded you as clay is formed by the potter. Then hardened you into His ways with the heat of His kiln. He melted you and refined you like gold is purified in the fire. He smelted you like a silversmith purifies silver 7 times in the crucible, sitting patiently to make sure you come out like the purest of silver. All impurities are being removed making you shine brightly for all mankind to see.
For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the LORD. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years. Malachi 3:2-4
Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction. For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another. Isaiah 48:10-11
It took struggle, hardship, and pain but praise the Lord He has accomplished a great and wonderful thing, more so than you could have ever imagined. At one time you were of no report, but now beautiful in the sight of the Lord, holy, righteous, and reflecting His image. This alone is worth more than all the wealth in the world. As always, He looks upon you as His beautiful and wonderful artistry, a mighty work of excellent craftsmanship. Indeed you have been blessed.
Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the LORD; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.” The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times. You, O LORD, will keep them; you will guard us from this generation forever.” Psalm 12:5-7