Trials Can Serve a Purpose

Been through a trial? Going through a trial? None of us want to experience a trial, yet none of us are exempt. We debate are they authored by God, allowed by God, allowed by us? 

I believe trials happen because we live in a fallen world and we have an adversary. But regardless, all trials in our life should produce one result: that we loose all faith in ourselves and put our trust completely in God who raises the dead.

Paul exhorts that trials produces perseverance and perseverance produces character, and character hope and hope a greater revelation of God’s love. Even your disappointments, your failures, your trying circumstance, your suffering can be used for your good. 

I am not saying God is the author of your terrible situation. I’m not saying He allowed it nor am I saying you allowed it. I’m saying, DON’T WASTE IT. Let your circumstances strengthen you in the Lord. Let it draw you nearer to Christ. Let it purify you. Let it cause you to fasten your hope to Christ. 

See the Collateral Beauty in your trial.

“Brothers and sisters, you need to know about the severe trials we experienced while we were in western Turkey. All of the hardships we passed through crushed us beyond our ability to endure, and we were so completely overwhelmed that we were about to give up entirely. It felt like we had a death sentence written upon our hearts, and we still feel it to this day. It has taught us to lose all faith in ourselves and to place all of our trust in the God who raises the dead. He has rescued us from terrifying encounters with death. And now we fasten our hopes on him to continue to deliver us from death yet again,”

2 Corinthians 1:8-10 TPT

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