Monday, December 5, 2016

Trials and Tribulations!

God has impressed on my heart that when life becomes tough and we go through trials and tribulations it’s a test of our love and faith we have for Him and in Him.  It’s a way of drawing us back to His precious love and heart. 

Very often we take life for granted and we carry on in our busy lives without acknowledging or connecting and having communion with our loving Father.

Proverbs 3:11-12 My child, don’t ignore it when the Lord disciplines you … For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.

Wham!!!! Trials and tribulations happen to everyone.  God never promised us that life was going to be easy.  In fact His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, went through many trials and tribulations and these were a testament to everyone to teach us how much love, faith, endurance and courage Jesus had for His father our father. 

When we face these hard times it’s not God punishing us.  It’s merely a chance for us to grow in strength of character and to grow into beautiful, courageous, compassionate souls.

James 1:3 For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

I personally have been through many hard times and it’s my faith and love for God that has given me the strength to get me through them every time.

Very often I’ve felt all alone going through my trials and tribulations, but in my heart I know that God is always with me and He hears and answers my prayers every time.  It may take some time for my prayers to be answered but I know that however long it takes God will answer my prayers for He has promised me that He will take care of me. 

Promises from God:

God offers healing to the broken hearted.  Psalm 147:3
God has mercy upon those who suffer.  Zechariah 9:12
God comforts those who suffer. 2 Corinthians 1:5

The main thing is to keep speaking to God when times are hard.  Communication with God is so important.

Whenever I’ve felt sad and depressed, it feels very difficult to pray because my heart is so heavy with sadness, but I persevere because deep down inside I know that God wants to hear me speak to Him.

Luke 7:13 When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion.  “Don’t cry!” He said.

You see God knows everything about us, but He wants us to come to Him and to tell Him all our problems so that we can release our problems to Him.  By doing this we are entrusting ourselves completely to His love and into His care and it’s our way of telling Him that we have faith and trust in Him.

Psalm 103:13 The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.

There is no trouble that comes to us without the watchful eye of our heavenly Father seeing it and sympathizing with us.  To know that He knows is the beginning of healing.

Life is about  FAITH, HOPE, LOVE and TRUST

These four things are the most important lessons to learn.  Everything else emanates from them.

Hebrews 11:1 What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen.  It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.

Without hope and faith we have nothing.

Promises from God:

Hope gives us courage Job 11:18
Knowing God has a plan for your life brings hope for the future.  Jeremiah 29:11

Sending you love and light!

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