My children often view hard paths as a negative thing, but I tell you truly, they are a very good thing, for rocky paths teach you to how to find your way.
If there is never an obstacle in your path, if there is never a rough place in your walk with Me, if there is never anything negative in your life, how will you truly know Who I am? How will you know My faithfulness? If you are never in need, if you never know pain, how will you know My healing power? How will you know My mighty power to provide for you out of nothing, when all around you is desolate and barren?
Just as men train for war, I am training My children to survive in the battlefields of the enemy that are coming.
Psalm 144:1 Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.
16 Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;
17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.
18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.