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God Promises Trials

That might surprise you.  But it’s the main message Paul taught when he visited churches he had recently planted —

After they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”  (Acts 14:21-22)

So since God promises trials, it’s crucial that we understand what God’s Word says about trials.

So this week I’m going to give you a collection of recent blog posts on the topic of trials.

I hope they strengthen and encourage you.

knee from microsoft publisher clipartDon’t Be Surprised by Trials

We should not be surprised by trials, because they are part of God’s love for us. Here’s why –

 

 

 

Gold Coins from everystockphoto by tao_zhynHow Can God Be Good, If He Allows Trials?

The author of Psalm 119 went through painful trials, but still said God was good. Here’s why —

 

 

 

Surgeon from Microsoft Publisher ClipartGod Afflicts, but Not Willingly

When going through trials it’s crucial that we rightly understand God’s heart. Here is what’s helping me —

 

 

 

Million dollars from Everystockphoto by jdurhamThe Problem with Saying “It Could Have Been Worse

While we should thank God that our trials are not worse, that’s not where he tells us to seek our comfort.

 

 

 

Job by Gustav Dore in the public domainWhy Bless God If He Takes Things Away?

Last week I had a small stroke, and lost some of my peripheral vision. So why would I bless God?

 

 

 

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