When the ice cream comes slightly smaller at the same price, we might not even notice. But if we do, we’re up in arms. It’s a way to turn a profit — slow-churn a profit.
With trials, there’s no downsizing. They just harder and bigger every time. Earth is a classroom, and we can’t stay in 3rd grade forever.
I remember one time I found out about a trial my pastor was going through. Whoa, I said to myself, I hope I never have to go through something like that.
Then I went through worse things. I was victim of extortion. I got held up at gunpoint. Then I got rejected by the ones I loved.
Of course you have to beat the temptation to call it quits. But never is a trial easy. The promise of the Word is NOT a life free of trials but trials that we can handle. (I keep thinking I can’t handle it anymore.)
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. God is faithful. He will not let you be tempted (tried) more than you can bear. With the trial, He will provide a way of escape so that you can endure. — 1 Cor. 10:13.
We get breaks from trials but never graduate from them (until we graduate to Heaven).
This post is just sobering. I hope it can fill you with courage to face the day.