Trials and tribulations are inevitable.


James did not say...


 “If we encounter problems consider it joy,” 


but... 


When we encounter problems 


consider it joy."

May we respond to adversity with Joy.

God's ultimate purpose for us... is for us to grow 


more and more into the image of His Son.


Romans 8:29


Life is full of adversity.


Difficulties and struggles are facts of life.


Adversity, for the most part, gets our attention.


Regardless of the circumstances we are facing... God can 


make all things work to our good and to our benefit.


When we can see God's hand in our trials and


tribulations... we can become empowered by crisis

 

rather than impaled by them. We can become victorious 


rather than victims.


We can realize peace and joy knowing that...

Romans 8:28

God can turn our entire world around...


even in the midst of it all.

God's strength and power are greater than anything we 


might see as an obstacle, barrier, gridlock, impediment, 


interference, or hindrance to the fulfillment of our needs 


or desires! 


There is a purpose, indeed, for the problems 


we are encountering. We are not going through 


the desert or wilderness in vain. It is during 


those barren desert and wilderness experiences... 


God is at work doing something in us...with us... 


and for us. 



Trials are life lessons.

We all fail, from time to time, but how do we react when


 difficulty and failure comes?


Do we become discouraged, or do we pick ourselves up 


and try again?


 Trying is the most important feature of growth.



When we fail... all we should take with us is the


experience and knowledge of what happened...



learn from it... and then move on.

God is exceedingly ingenious in the way He orchestrates 


things in order to cause all things to work together for our


spiritual maturity.

Adversity, trials, tribulations, and suffering can shape us 


better than anything else. Strength of character is shaped 


through trials. It is like a good fertilizer for the mind, 


body, and soul. It can stimulate tremendous growth and 


bring out the very best in us.

When we are faced with a crisis, trust... there is nothing 


God can NOT do. God will help us, heal us, protect us,


and uphold us... bringing us through whatever the trial 


may be.

Trust, God allows some things to happen. God has a


 purpose for every trial that comes into our lives. Nothing 


in God's universe happens by chance or accident, or 


without God’s approval or purpose. 

It’s virtually impossible to get through life without having 


to wrestle with pain, difficulties, inconveniences, rough 


spots, and hardships.


Troubles point out our weaknesses 


and prompts us to rely on God.


Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, 


in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses 


for Christ’s sake


for when I am weak, then am I strong.”


II Corinthians 12:7–10

As those grueling, out of control, challenges come into 


our lives, we may find ourselves baffled and totally unable 


to understand why these things are happening. The enemy 


is very begrudging and malicious and is notorious for 


using adverse situations and conditions to attack and 


assault our faith and conviction. He is always looking 


for someone to devour. He desires to make the believer's 


life miserable. He wants to rob us of our faith, joy, 


productivity, and peace of mind.



Satan doesn't want to see any of us walking in our 


calling or seeking, praising or worshipping God, period.


He slithers on the fast track of the mind in an effort to cast


 all kinds of doubts and questions about God's grace and


 our faith. He will even try to convince the believer that 


they are not a believer at all.



The devil is a liar! His goal is to destroy our lives. He 


wants to get us sidetracked, hurt, doubtful, weakened, 


deceived, distraught, discouraged and angry. He wants 


believers to miss all that God has planned for us... He


 is evil! 

The Scriptures warns us to stay alert,


awake and watchful.

God is perfectly able to carry out anything whatsoever to a 


bountiful culmination without the possibility of 


imperfection or failure. All of creation is under God's 


control, and anything under God's control... is ever out


 of reach or control.


Adversity is a call to re-evaluate our priorities, 


motivate us to have a closer walk with God, help


 us to grow to be more like Jesus, and less like 


our carnal-selves, in our daily lives.

We all carry around emotional baggage of some kind; 


baggage that can bring with it uneasiness, nervousness, 


fear, discomfort, hurt, guilt, regret, remorse, shame, 


disgust, self-doubt, anxiety, unpredictability, fragility, 


instability, insecurity, and the dreadful butterflies in 


the stomach. 

People can grow after a crisis. Many have proven 


themselves to be more powerful than the opposing 


forces. They managed to get to the other side of 


adversity. More likely than not, they discovered 


part of themselves, as well as new paths and 


purposes in life they did not know existed.


Highly challenging life crises can help us grow, 


develop wisdom, find resilience, inner strength, 


transform us in profoundly, fundamentally 


positive ways, and help us lead deeper and more 


meaningful lives.



In the face of hardship, some people may be 

vulnerable; yet mentally, physically, and 

spiritually stronger. Rather than bury themselves 

in guilt and fear they manage to grow through 

their suffering and find deeper and more 

meaningful lives. 

Adversity is the catalyst for self-discovery and new 


growth. People who have proven themselves to be


more powerful than the opposing forces and have 


managed to get to the other side of adversity, more


 likely than not, discovered a part of themselves 


they did not know existed.

God's ultimate purpose for us is to grow more

 and more into the image of His Son.

Romans 8:29

Adversity is designed to strengthen our faith. Every 


step in life prepares us for the next one. We may not 


realize it, but where we are now... is providing us 


with vital life lessons for our next adventure.

We may not be where we want to be in life, just yet. 


So, instead of becoming a slave to discomfort or


bitterness... let us try blooming where we have 


been planted.



















 How we weather the storms of life shows what 

we have built our lives on.


Matthew 18:16

The rains, the winds, and the floods will come…


and there is no social scale of more godly


 and less godly. In other words... no one escapes


 the storms in life.



Through life's storms we can learn that…in our 


own strength, we lack sufficient resources and 


abilities to meet these challenges, but with God...


no matter what our trial or test may be... no 


matter how severe or destructive the storm…


there is nothing big enough to prevent God 


from accomplishing His will.


One of the most valuable results of adversity


 is that through it we receive God’s comfort, 


which we are then able to share with others 


who face similar troubles.

God tests us to bring out the best in us.

May we seek to understand


 the lessons God wants us to learn.

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