Nov 20, 2014
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.
We should not be surprised by trials, because they are part of God’s love for us. Here’s why –
The author of Psalm 119 went through painful trials, but still said God was good. Here’s why —
When going through trials it’s crucial that we rightly understand God’s heart. Here is what’s helping me —
While we should thank God that our trials are not worse, that’s not where he tells us to seek our comfort.
Last week I had a small stroke, and lost some of my peripheral vision. So why would I bless God?
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