RE Verse reading–Matthew 16:13-26 (day seven) “Shall we accept good from God and not adversity?” (Job 2:10) It is a big moment in the life of the believer. It is a good and glorious breakthrough. As we grow in Christ, we come to the point where faith is not conditional. We trust Him in tragedy as much as we do in victory (more?). This transition was hard for Peter. “No, Lord!” (vs 22) We struggle at the same place. When we first follow Christ, most of us expect life to get “better”. Often it does. Eventually we must arrive at the conclusion that He is no less worthy of our trust when life is not “getting better”. “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials” (James 1:2) “You meant evil against me, God meant it for good” (Genesis 50:20) May the Lord bring us to and through this moment. We love and trust Him, “for better, for worse”.