Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Trying of Faith

The Trying of Faith
I Peter 1:7
That the trial of your faith being much more precious than gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour, and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
As I start this post I believe today that we are going through one of the biggest trials of our faith. The devil has already whispered to me God don't love you, if he did you he wouldn't put you through what you are going through. First I want to thank God that he loves me uncondionally, second I want to say God is sovereign he knows what we are going through and he is going through it with us.
Most people have little faith. If there is one area that I struggle in it is trusting God through every circumstance in my life. It is easy to trust God when everything is alright. It is easy to praise him when you are on a mountain, but most of our lessons are learned when we are in the valley. I have learned many lessons in the valley. Sometimes going through the valley is not fun, but when we learn our lesson in the valley in makes us a better Christian. I see some points in this verse that I want to look at for a few minutes.
I. Trials Will Come
You can mark in down if you are a child of God trials will come. It was once said that you are entering a trial, ending a trial, or in the middle of a trial. God wants us to trust him whole-heartily. This is hard sometimes so he allows us to go through a trial so he can show is glory to us.
II. Trials are Precious.
First when you go through a trial it shows you know God. Second when you go through a trial you have the sweet holy spirit of God inside of you that if you will let him he will help you through the trial.
III. Trials will bring honour and glory to God.
I thank God for I Corinthians 10:13 God will not allow us to be tried more than we can handle. SO you can mark it down what ever you are going through today is one ordained of God, two you can handle it with the Holy Spirit leading you.
In closing many times the reason we go through things is so we can get our eyes off of the circumstances or the problems and fix our eyes upon the Savior. The sad thing is many Christians run from the Savior when if we get our eyes on him he may not take the trial away, but he will go through it with us, and as long as we got Jesus on our side I can go through anything he wants. May God bless you till next time.


Sis. Julie said...

Oh Bro. Tim did you hit a home run with this one!!! I'm going through several different trials right now and they are hurtful ones at that. God is really trying to use this to show me some things and to help me grow...but the devil is taking it and trying to destroy me. I've had a hard time with these latest trials. I'm trying to keep my faith strong...but I have to say that in my flesh I find myself getting far too upset and letting it affect how I am with others. Please pray for me!! God knows the situations and He WILL get the glory out of them I know...but it is just hard when attacks are coming from every side. Thank you!!

We love you and Sis. Crystal and you are both in our prayers...moreso during this difficult time that you are facing.

The Good Reporters said...

That is so true. Great post.

kateplourde said...

Trials are never fun to go through. Some are more "trying" than others but all mold us into the man/woman God wants us to be. I think of my latest trial and I just don't know how unbelievers do it without the Lord in their lives! Thank you for this blog!! It was truly a blessing!