Trials, the most dreaded word in the Christian walk. Yet it so important that I haven’t come across words to emphasize its necessity.
The Bible says that the testing of our faith produces patience. Thus we are tried so that we can become patient children of God.
So I ask, why patience? The same Bible states clearly that when patience completes its work we’ll become both Perfect and Complete.
What then is the point? Trials are very essential in our walk with God for it is the best medium through which we’ll accomplish the goal of patience. After which we will be moved to completion and perfection.
Looking at Job we would realize that God had His own intentions concerning him, even though God left him for the devil to buffet him. (Job 1 & 2) This man after enduring much trails emerged complete and perfect. His riches multiplied and his relationship with God solidified. (Job 42)
In the case of Joseph, I carry the personal conviction that his trials led him to the fulfillment of his destiny (Gen. 37, 39-47). [Read about Joseph’s oppression: The Final Mantle]
What then are trials? I’ll call them occurrences that come our way so as to stretch us and then cement us with our convictions towards God. Our trials either make or break us. This however depends solely on us. [Read this poem: Whom God Chooses]
I realized that the trials we encounter attack three aspects of our lives; our (1) Faith, (2) Hope and (3) Love. These are the driving forces in Christianity and our possession which distinguishes us from all others.
So, the next time you hear trials, I’ll advise that instead of running you stand firm in faith and overcome.
James chapter one contains words of great help to the man trials. Bear in mind also that all things work out together for the good of they that will hold on to God, trust and love Him unto the end.
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4
[Written by Rapheal Adekomi]
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