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Trials enduring Trials makes you stronger!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It is ironic that I read the following from Weekly Wisdom, as it so clearly describes how I am feeling today.

Last Monday, I proclaimed that 3 years was long enough for my self imposed pity party. I claimed that I was healed. God had delivered me from so many obstacles and shown himself so real in my life. Why do I chose to worry about my weight? my hair? my finances? my relationships? my health? It is truly a waste of time and it diminishes the joy that God has set aside for each and every one of us. In saying this, and reading the following, I understand why the last 7 years of my life has been so challenging. I now realize it was my Trial! I was misunderstood in thinking, God is putting me through a test, in actuality , God was allowing me to go through a trial to strengthen me and to draw me closer to him. Praise God , today, I am so much stronger than I ever realized I could be, I have endured so many hardships, so many disappointments, however I still love, I still trust, and I will forever trust in God's ability to bring me out victorious no matter what. So Today, I encourage you my friends, embrace the trials in your life, I am a witness that yes you will survive and you will not only become a better person for it, your relationship with God will be stronger, tighter, unshakable. His love will sustain and remain with you no matter what storms of life are sent your way. Be Blessed:

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A breakthrough requires a trial to break through.
It would be nice to simply wake up one day and suddenly be a mature Christian, but in order to grow up in God, we will have to go through trials. There is no other way to grow strong spiritually than to go through trials.

1 Peter 5:10 says, And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. You may not like trials, but this verse says that when you are going through trials after you have suffered a little while, you will grow to be firmly rooted and grounded (strong, firm and steadfast) in God.

Similarly, James 1:12 says, Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. Here again, you don't get the rewards (the crown of life) until you have persevered under trial and stood the test.

So, learn to be thankful in your trials, because in order to get your breakthrough, you need a trial to break through.

Therefore, don't be discouraged during times of suffering. Know that after you have suffered a little while, God himself will make you strong firm and steadfast.

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CAMARY1996 6/22/2011 12:00PM

  What a great post....I love when you say a breakthough requires a trial to breakthrough....girl I'm gonna steal that thought.

I pray you continue to write because people need to hear your encouragement. God bless you for sharing. Stop by and visit me: godspeaks-i-listen.com

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NIGELNIA 10/5/2009 8:34PM

    Wow two months later and this blog i can so relate to. It has renewed me i am certainly going through a trial and will get through this. Thanks you for sharing.

Audrey

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LECATES 8/14/2009 7:50AM

    Needed to read this blog---going thru a major trial right now and know that God will get me thru---but boy, is it hard to let go and let God---my wonderful 19 year old son reminded me of that when I told him what was happening---He said we will get through this together and not to worry----his faith was stronger than mine in that posting and it really helped to see that.

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BUFFALOGAL1952 8/12/2009 8:32PM

    Beautifully said! I am finding my faith after having been "away" from it. The joy is truly a blessing and faith has opened my eyes to so many things and made me stronger. Thank you so much for sharing. Peace.

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LINDIEMAE 8/11/2009 9:55PM

    ODDLY ENOUGH A TRIAL DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ONE THAT BRINGS HEART ACHE, IT CAN ALSO BE ONE THAT CAN OPEN EYES WIDE - LIKE KNOWING THAT IT IS EASIER FOR A CAMEL TO PASS THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE, THEN FOR A RICH MAN TO ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD... SO TRIALS ARE NOT ALWAYS FULL OF MISSERY OR HARDSHIP, SOMETIMES ITS OTHER TRIALS LIKE MEISM OR MATERIALISM. JUST MY THOUGHTS ON THE MATTER.

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LADYDI2049 8/11/2009 7:20PM

    Trials do make us stronger and define our personalities. Most of us have suffered the loss of loved ones, divorces, financial difficulties etc., but these all serve to make us more aware and stronger.

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IRENEHARPS 8/11/2009 4:35PM

    This is so true. Personally, I have endured sufferings in my life. They have only served to make me a more compassionate person toward others who are going through similar events. We simply need to trust that we may not know or understand why this is happening to us....but HE does and he knows that we can handle it.......and yes.....there is a purpose.
Thanks for sharing!

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WILLBOYWONDER 8/11/2009 10:51AM

    Great posting. Those trials are what help to keep our faith strong. I believe that when things are smooth sailing, we sometimes don't hold on as tightly to our faith or determination. Those trails help to get us back on track and keep us focused on the right things. Excellent job.

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