I am a great King and you are a child of Mine. You are royalty, so you must learn to see Me as I am. You must also see yourself as a royal one because you are Mine. When you see things from a divine perspective, your troubles will fade away. You will then see the daily challenges as part of the process of making you more like My Son. They are just momentary afflictions. Count the cost for serving such a great King and joyfully submit to the refining fires of My love. For as you do, you become more and more like Jesus. This, in turn, releases the fire, not only in you, but through you. For you were created in My image to reflect My glory to this world. Truly, you are the apple of My eye. I am consumed with love for My bride, so do not fight the refining process. For I will have a pure and spotless bride! Come before Me with joyful songs and dancing and singing! We will soon be together for all eternity! Keep your eyes on Me, the Author and Finisher of your faith, for I long to be with you, My beautiful bride! Psalm 17:8 Amplified Bible (AMP) Keep me [in Your affectionate care, protect me] as the apple of Your eye; Hide me in the [protective] shadow of Your wings Song of Solomon 8:6 Amplified Bible (AMP) Set me like a seal upon your heart, like a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy is as hard and cruel as Sheol (the place of the dead). Its flashes are flashes of fire, a most vehement flame [the very flame of the Lord]! 1 Peter 1:7 Living Bible (TLB) These trials are only to test your faith, to see whether or not it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests gold and purifies it—and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold; so if your faith remains strong after being tried in the test tube of fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day of his return.