Suppose you lie down on your bed and you discover that it has lumps. Would you feel comfortable? No. Would you sleep well? No. Probably you would get out of bed and find a different place to sleep.
The problems, sickness, pain and other hard times that we have are like those lumps. They make us uncomfortable and unhappy. Probably these hard times make us want to do something different with our lives.
1 Peter 1:7 says, “Why do these troubles happen? To prove that your faith is pure (true). This purity of faith is worth more than gold. Gold can be proved to be pure by fire, but gold will ruin. The purity of your faith will bring you praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ appears (comes).”
The “lumps” in our lives make us grow spiritually. When our faith becomes stronger, we honor Jesus. Is your life full of “lumps” right now? Ask God to help you continue to obey and serve Him with your life.