DITW – The Purpose of Trials – May 2, 2018

Date: 2 May 2018 Comments: 0

I have probably made you all crazy with my somewhat sad posts as of late and I’m sorry. I’m not trying to depress you, I’m just sharing what is in my heart. If it ever becomes too much, just skip my posts for a bit. 🙂 However, today I hope to bring some positive words from my reading. In all of the challenges that I have faced in the recent months, I see them as trials. For God’s word says that we will be refined through fire and testing (1 Peter 1:7) but what is the purpose of it all?

When Jesus had just finished his famous Last Supper speech about the blood and the wine, something most Christians can recite by memory (especially Baptists and Methodists), he also talked about being betrayed and how no disciple would ever be first if they did not serve their fellow man. Finally, at the end, he says these words: “You stayed with me in my time of trial. And just as my Father has granted me a Kingdom, I now grant you the right to eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom. And you will sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Luke 22:28-30, NLT).

So amidst all this suffering and challenges, I feel that I am continually learning to be strong in trials and leaning on God to give me the strength where mine runs out. As God’s word says, eventually this will become a blessing as I have stood by Jesus through my own trials and still depended on him. Remember to lift your hands to Heaven when you feel your strength has run out, because that’s where God’s strength in you begins.

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