Many people perceive that when they are facing trials it is a negative consequence of their sin. That is incorrect if you have genuinely repented and confessed those sins then you must know they have already been forgiven. The Lord no longer sees those sins, do not allow the devil to cause you to condemn yourself. When you are going through trials do not think it is do with you being unrighteous, the Bible tells us a righteous man may go through many trials but the Lord will deliver him from all of them, so being a Christian does not make you exempt from trials. Our God promised to be with us in every situation and he is our source of help. “For I am the Lord your God and who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13
God allowed Job to be tested by Satan, before Satan could even afflict Job he had to seek permission from God. God permitted him to test Job but he was forbidden from killing him. Daniel was innocently thrown into the Lions Den. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were thrown into the Fiery furnace. Joseph was cast into prison through it all they still remained committed to God. They grew in their trials, and while they were experiencing these difficult trials God was working behind the scenes turning things around for their Good.
Do not be downhearted God will never put more on you then you can bear. If God allowed this trial to come upon you, he knows you can handle it. “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon that your faith may not fail.” Luke 22:31. God will be the one to bring you through this situation, do not lean to your own understanding but acknowledge him in all of your ways.
During your trial it is tough and it can often feel unbearable, but this is the point that you are growing being stretched, like an elastic band you will bounce back. God is building up your resilience, growth is never comfortable. Like a new pair of shoes you will feel the pressure, until you come out of those old shoes and step into the new. Don’t ever forget that diamonds are created through pressure, just like your life something beautiful will come out of this intense situation.
You will be a sharp as a knife when you have survived your trial. The Bible says he trains our hands for war. We learn to fight in the war, but we would never volunteer to fight, so sometimes we have to be thrown into the fight. “Praise be to the God of my strength, teaching my hands the use of the sword, and my fingers the art of fighting.” Psalm 144:1. What does not break you makes you stronger, God does not expect us to be running around for help everywhere. He want us to know how to fight so when the Enemy comes we will know how to deal with him. We learn to fight on our knees through prayer. God is always on your side when you do right so you are destined to win. The battle is never over until the Lord says so, this process will enable you to become a mighty warrior in the Lord’s army. You will not be burned but you shall be refined as pure as Gold, all the old destructive things will be uprooted during the process.
Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net