King James 2000 Bible (©2003) Jeremiah 12:5 "If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, in which you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in the jungle of the Jordan?"
I realized today as I read this scripture, that the trials we face, have little to do with the earthly circumstance surrounding us. Instead, they have a lot more to do with the Kingdom purpose God is preparing us for.
When we are going through the midst of a trial, it can seem overwhelming and many times we ask God to rescue us from it. Reality though: if we grow weary from these trials that are meant to prepare us, how then can we move on to the deeper tasks before us?
If in times of peace and comfort we are weary with life, how then can God move us into the deeper things of the Kingdom. We must be content and full of God's life at all times, instead of allowing the weight of this world to bring us down.
When we persevere and God takes us through the running with those tasks that our skills are equal to, and through those tasks that challenge us, and when we learn to be content in times of peace and comfort, then we are then better prepared for the larger more difficult task that will take us deeper into things of Him. God will be able to take us into the Kingdom purpose He has for us.