When Trials Come Your Way

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness”–James 1:2-3.

“God allows tests/trials in our life, for our good, because He loves us. Hard experiences in our life are not always tests from God; they may be consequences. . . . Learn to distinguish between trials and temptations. . . .Temptations are used by the devil to bring out the worst in us. Trials are used by the Holy Spirit to bring out the best in us–John Kincaid.

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised. . . . God tempts no one, but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire”–James 1:12-15.

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal”–2 Corinthians 4:17-18.

“Any man who takes Jesus Christ seriously becomes the target of the Devil”–Vance Havner.

“Yet what we suffer is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are”–Roman 8:18-19.

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk though the fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior”–Isaiah 43:2-3.

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  1. Tom
    Apr 08, 2016

    You do not understand how timely this word is to me. Thank you

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