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Apr 15, 2008

Winning All Trials

Background:Trials are a part of a believer's life, how we come out from it determines our stand and the next round. I guess its almost like writing a GMAT exam where the more you answer correctly the more difficult the next question gets, thereby assessing your actual ability to perform not just how much you know or can memorise. GMAT assesses your ability to take on the curriculum. Life's trials determine your faithfulness in stewardship, whether you can handle the responsibility of carrying God's glorious power and how much of it.

Here I list some lessons I learnt from Job which guides us the way to take when trials come our way and how to come out of top.

  1. Honoring Sovereignty- "Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" Job 2:10 I believe Job understood "Who God is" and knew there would definitely be a meaning in all the trouble he was going through in spite of his faithfulness

  2. Knowing your stand with God-Job did not condemn himself when bad things happened to him. He knew his position before God, he knew that he had been faithful in his stand with God and would not let even a shadow of a doubt from his friends come between him and God. He was confident of his relationship with God. "19This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence 20whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God " 1 John 3:19-21

  3. Knowing God -When we have fellowship with God day by day by day everyday. We start understanding His ways and His methods, we start knowing God and that builds confidence in us regarding all that God does in our lives and we can believe in Him without a shadow of a doubt through all ups and downs. As David says in Psalm 25:9 "He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way".

Conclusion: As in our earthly relationships, the more we spend time with someone the more we understand them, and the closer you are with that person you even think and act like them. You will understand that person so well, that you can even guess their reactions to various situations and how they will deal with it. So also with our God, He called us friend,John 15:15, so that we may know Him. What other God gives that kind of an invitation? No other. When we know God as friend we will learn to trust Him in everything that happens in our lives and trials will no longer be a boulder, but a stepping stone in developing a deeper relationship with Him.

1 comment :

Sista Cala said...

So many good points. I really enjoy reading your posts.

On another note: I didn't mean to be away for so long. Blogging has dropped a few rungs on my priority ladder in recent months.