Trials and Tibulations

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Today’s sermon, at my church, was all about finding joy in our personal trials and tribulations as a process of growing spiritually. Our worship hall has a max capacity of 1,300 and today was a full house; especially for the 10:30 service.

Towards the end of the service, the pastor asked that anyone going through a personal trial come forward and pray with him. It was quite moving that probably over 100 worshipers left their seats and knelt at the front of the hall and, along with our pastor, prayed to our Lord. This was a very humbling experience and a memory I will hold dear forever.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1: 2-5 (NIV)).

May you have a peaceful week and God bless each and everyone

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Today’s sermon, at my church, was all about finding joy in our personal trials and tribulations as a process of growing spiritually. Our worship hall has a max capacity of 1,300 and today was a full house; especially for the 10:30 service.

Towards the end of the service, the pastor asked that anyone going through a personal trial come forward and pray with him. It was quite moving that probably over 100 worshipers left their seats and knelt at the front of the hall and, along with our pastor, prayed to our Lord. This was a very humbling experience and a memory I will hold dear forever.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1: 2-5 (NIV)).

May you have a peaceful week and God bless each and everyone

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We learn through our failures in life.

I do not know of anyone who does not have personal problems and trials of some kind in their lives.

Now, Jesus never said He would make them all go away, but He did say that He would hold our hand as we worked our way through those times, no matter what they are.

Deut. 31:6......….
"Be strong and courageous do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you."
 
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We learn through our failures in life.

I do not know of anyone who does not have personal problems and trials of some kind in their lives.

Now, Jesus never said He would make them all go away, but He did say that He would hold our hand as we worked our way through those times, no matter what they are.

Deut. 31:6......….
"Be strong and courageous do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you."
Life does make you stop and think. Trials and tribulations are part of being on this earth. As soon as one passes, you must be prepared for the next one. It might be after a period of no issues, but issues are coming. Trial and tribulations escape no one; it treats the rich and poor pretty much the same and death? Well that is the great equalizer.
 
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Life does make you stop and think. Trials and tribulations are part of being on this earth. As soon as one passes, you must be prepared for the next one. It might be after a period of no issues, but issues are coming. Trial and tribulations escape no one; it treats the rich and poor pretty much the same and death? Well that is the great equalizer.
Yes sir. If someone is not having a difficult time today, just wait a day or two, because it is coming.


“God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
 
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Actually the valleys are where most of the life happening is! Some people prefer the mountain tops, sure you get a good view but you need to come down eventually.

The valleys are also where the water is.

As for trials and tribulations, the Lord wants to prove our faith. When you go to school, the teachers find out how much weve learned by giving us tests and exams. They meant to be challenging. So prepare for them. If you prepared, you will come through with flying colours, but if you do 'fail,' you just need to sit it again the next time. I find that God will keep on with the trials until we pass. Its really only when we give up, that we really fail.
 
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My trials have brought me near to God. I am so thankful He loves me so much that He would teach me the proper way to live. We are nothing but dead people walking around until God wakes us up. We are kind of like the walking dead. lol

Life begins in God and ends with God. I am so very thankful He first loved me and cultivated a love within me all for Himself and for others.
 

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My trials have brought me near to God. I am so thankful He loves me so much that He would teach me the proper way to live. We are nothing but dead people walking around until God wakes us up. We are kind of like the walking dead. lol

Life begins in God and ends with God. I am so very thankful He first loved me and cultivated a love within me all for Himself and for others.
Amen!