Living By Faith Blog


Biblical, battle-tested, real-life help for "living by faith in the Son of God" (Galatians 2:20). — Steve Fuller

Posts on How to Deal with Trials

Trial from compfight by Martino!

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?




Questions?  Comments?

I’d love to hear them.  Leave a reply below — thanks.

If you know someone this would help, email it to them using the “share” button below.  Or use the other buttons to share it on your favorite social media.

If you would like to interact with others who are seeking to live by faith in Christ, visit our Forums page.

If you would like to receive a Saturday email summarizing the week’s posts — go to the top right of this page, fill in your email address, and click the “Submit” button.  (I will only use your email address for Living By Faith Blog communications, and you can easily unsubscribe at any time.)


Picture from compfight by Martino!

Category: Problems or Trials


Leave a Reply

Join 3,436 people who receive Living by Faith updates —

More Help for Your Faith

  • RSS Feed
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube


"I just found your blog recently, and I've NEVER found such clarity, understanding and comfort before." (Sarah)

"AWESOME. Going to mangle this sin tonight with the Promises of God." (Alec)

"If I could subscribe to only one blog, yours would be it." (Lyn)

"I think you are really on to something with this blog. I don’t know of anything else like it." (Doug)

"Excellent comment. Really well put and wisdom that is strangely lacking in much evangelical thinking." (John)

"Thank you -- I needed to hear this. So clear and concise yet captivating." (Stacey)

"Such a helpful post. I’ve bookmarked it and reread it two or three mornings just this week." (Doug)