From Deborah J. Birdoes' extraordinary Inspirational Blessings?Ã¤Ã³ Collection of jewelry.
The caterpillar that lies inside the cocoon will never become the beautiful butterfly if someone cuts open the cocoon prematurely. It is the struggle itself that allows the butterfly to emerge as a strong, new creature of nature.
God allows us to experience difficulty in our lives for our benefit even when it is hard to understand. Through our experience we must trust God to deliver us out of the cocoon. When we are totally reliant on God's mercy, that is when we emerge into that beautiful butterfly. When we are faithful to Him in the test, we will see God's power manifested in a great way. Just like that butterfly, our time of testing will bring about a new strength in character.
Quote from Scripture:
Whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything. James 1:2-4