What indeed are these trials that come

Are they not here to shape each one,

Of us, to do great works and deeds

Glorify our Lord, as we succeed

We must rejoice with the glory that God has given us. If we do not experience trials and tribulations, we are not going to gain spiritual “muscles,” which equates to spiritual strength. It is through trials and tribulations in life that make us stronger and humbler. When we have those moments when we feel boxed in and trapped inside, God is the only source who can release us and relieve us from the pain and suffering. While our initial instinct is to seek man for guidance and help, it should only be God whom we need to seek instead. 2 Corinthians 4: 8-11 states:

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies. Yes, we live under constant danger of death because we serve Jesus, so that the life of Jesus will be evident in our dying bodies.”

Although there are times of trouble, we will not be crushed. We have to know God to have Him lift us up and make us stronger than before. In fact, it does not matter how many challenges we have or endure. What matters more is how much one has faith in God, especially during times of difficulty. We cannot have triumph without trials and tribulations but most importantly, we cannot have triumph without God.

May God Bless You All.

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