The lives of all human beings throughout all our existence certainly are full of trials and challenges that we must face. It is an inevitable process that human beings have to accept to become who we are and how we are, good or not so good, productive or unproductive, responsible or irresponsible. In which category do you want to place yourself? That depend of your own decision, God granted us a privilege, and He gave us free will to decide for our own self what we want to be or how we want to live our lives.
Here is where the various trials of our lives play an important role, because the tests are forming our character, whether they are good or bad, is the process of learning to make wise decisions and help us get ahead.
In the Bible we will find a wealth of wise advice, I would say is the manual of life itself, it contain revelations that if we applied them regularly we will have a better world.
Just to mention a quote related the topic that we addressing here today, we can read in the passage in (John 16:33): These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Therefore let us welcome the tests, tribulations and challenges, not necessarily as negatives, but rather see them as a means of learning.
Although our natural mind sometimes perceive things in a negative way, the Bible tells us that we must be thankful while in trials or challenges we must be thankful all the time, God knows what is good and what is not so good for us, we must remember that God is a loving God as He allows testing for a purpose is good for their children, remember that God is Love and He is a good Father.
Lets read another Bible passage (Ephesians 1:16 – 19)
16 do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him,
18 shining eyes of your understanding to know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of his power,
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Dr. Alberto J. Arana
Director of Christian Family Counseling Ministry