Upsizing trials


downsizing

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.

Pic: Mouseprint,org

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5 responses to “Upsizing trials

  1. I liked what Mother Theresa said once. “God never gives me more than He knows I can handle, but sometimes I wish He didn’t trust me so much!” John 16:33 is one of my cornerstone verses.

  2. I look around and see those who don’t have it so bad..now..but we never know what is next. Honestly, I keep having what I think is more than my share so I never say, ” OK, what’s next?” 🙂 I know trials are a part of life.. especially mine so I think I would be hurt if I weren’t going through something. 🙂 Thanks for this!

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