The purpose of trials


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Photo thanks to Ben Rogers Blog

Photo thanks to Ben Rogers Blog

The purpose of trials is to build your faith.

To lead you to depend more on God.

Sadly, many instead lose their faith at this point. And they decide life is arbitrary, that there is no justice, no overarching design nor control, no

When life gets hard, look up.

When life gets hard, look up.

providence. Life is meaningless, they say. (Yet they still try to imbue it with meaning.)

Go back to God again and again until your trial turns to triumph.

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15 responses to “The purpose of trials

  1. yourothermotherhere

    You are right. There have been times I’ve had a temper tantrum with G-d, but He forgave me and showed me the way. He has NEVER let me down.

  2. I’d like to add that when you turn back to God, listen for HIM, not the voices of those who claim to represent Him. And that if someone you know has lost faith and a sense of justice (lost a sense of SAFETY and MEANING), don’t bother convincing them otherwise…or presenting a car-salesman smile and a few choice quotes…SHOW them over time by letting them see the real deal in you. Which means being close enough to Him to BE the real deal.

  3. Great reminder thank you. Faith is incredibly hard to hang onto sometimes but I guess as the saying goes it’s only faith when there is nothing else to hold.

  4. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post! Our trials make us stronger by teaching us that our strength comes from God. And they change us into better vessels to be used by God for helping others. Keep up the good work! I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    I also wanted to let you know, your blog has been included in The Blog Scratchers Union (#TBSU). It’s a way for sharing the blogs we enjoy with others, to get the word out. If you or any of your followers would like more information on how it works, check out http://faithhopeandmiracles.com/2012/12/14/a-new-idea-from-a-new-friend/

    Thanks, and have a great weekend. God bless! – Amber

  5. ‘Trial turns to triumph’ – beautiful words!

  6. When trials come & they will, turn to God,
    turn to the word and find His help, turn to friends and family who provide extra love and protection. Listen for that still, soft voice guiding and directing your path. Just as we prepare ourselves for an earthquake we also prepare ourselves for trials by meditating in God’s word, praying without ceasing and fellowshipping with the brethren. Being prepared or unprepared is a personal choice as is salvation so choose wisely.

  7. So true… :D Take care.

  8. Hi. Wonderful words.

  9. This is a great reminder. Thank you! :-)

  10. Two passages of scripture I always think of when studying this subject. First, Mark 4:25-41 when Jesus got into a ship with the disciples and told them He wanted to go to the other side. He goes into the belly of the ship and sleeps on a pillow while a storm begins to rage. The disciples begin to fear for their lives and go to Him saying, “Master, carest thou not that we perish?” And He goes on to calm the raging wind and seas after questioning their fear based on lack of faith in those circumstances. A few things that teaches me: You can be in the direct will of God (He had told them to go to the other side and was even in their midst) and be very experienced as a Christian (they were mostly former fisherman familiar with the water) and still have trials and troubles. It also shows that if were are truly His, then we need not fear but have faith in His care. Our well-being is in His hands and He will not let our spiritual ship sink while He is in the boat! Second, II Corinthians 1 Paul teaches us that God allows trials in our life that His strength might be made manifest, that we might comfort others with the comfort wherewith we were comforted, and that we might learn to trust Him more. Great topic. Thanks. :)

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