Times Of Trial Are Not About God Being Mad At You

Even when you know you are hearing from God, it can seem like the rug has been pulled out from under you for no obvious reason. We usually think that when things go bad, it’s because something we’ve done wrong, or something someone’s done to us. We don’t tend to think that it’s God.

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (Mat 4:1) Jesus didn’t decide to go to the wilderness to fast, the Spirit led Him there. That cannot have been a fun time, but it was the kick-off event of Jesus’s ministry and God intended Him to go through it.

Trials will have you better than you were.

Trials will have you better than you were.

If you don’t see an obvious reason for why the trials have come, just hang in there. Be patient. There is a lesson in it for you, and if you will trust God to be with you, you’ll grow and be stronger in faith than you were before you started. He’s changing your character. He’s showing you just how big He is for your situation.

Trials don’t mean you’re in trouble. They mean that you are being polished. That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1Pet 1:7)


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