Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Why do we face trials

By definition a trial is defined as a testing, or proofing. It is the difficulty a person must overcome to obtain a certain result. We all face trials. We all face certain hardships or difficulties in our life. In my opinion, nobody faces the same trials. Yes, there may be certain similarities at times.... but greater are the differences. We cannot compare our trials to another just as we cannot compare our fingerprints. I believe that the Lord personally prepares our trials. Yes, I believe that He cares enough to individually prepare my trial, and likewise cares enough for you to make yours unique and personal as well.

Why do we face them????

My personal belief is we face trials so that we may see the goodness and the power of God at work in our lives and better appreciate the blessings we have been given.

Trials are meant to point us to the Lord. I believe that He does give us more than we can handle (on our own) and that He does this in His wisdom and His goodness. You see if I could handle everything on my own, I wouldn't need Him.  I wouldn't have to fall on my knees in tears and ask for his help and his strength. But oh how I do.... I need Him. The blessing is that He is always there, He always strengthens me and I get to see Him working and using a trial for His glory.

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

I can pinpoint in my life certain trials. With each of those trials that I have been through I can pinpoint the blessing and the work that the Lord did and I can rejoice in the prayers that he answered and the way He worked. He has proven to me that He is more than faithful and has shown me that His plan is best.

 I still struggle. I still question. I still doubt.

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." --- Proverbs 3:5-6. 

I must awaken each and every day asking the Lord to guide me, to strengthen me, and use me. I must not worry, or fret, or question. If I spent my day in worry I would miss the blessings that surround me. God is so good!!!! And there is so much happiness and so much joy every day. 

Today while we were at lunch I was giving Carson some pizza. You know tearing some pieces off and setting him up a little plate of bite size pieces. This worked great... for a while. Well Carson had other plans while I was lost in conversation with Bob. These pictures are after he downed a good about of the piece I had on my plate. :)

Was this yours?
Mine now.
Look Mom, I don't even need my hands

In just two days this boy will be 16 months.... And if you have any questions about how he's doing I think these pictures can speak louder than words. :)


  1. Amen sister! What a blessing you are.

  2. I always enjoy your blog! The pictures are PRICELESS!! Thank you for your words about trails. Always a good reminder for us to realize that God is at work in our lives when He allows us to go through the trials. They are good for us and when we let Him handle is for HIS glory!

  3. great reminder! thanks for sharing