Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Our Trials Can Become a Blessing and Time of Growth for Us

Trials (tough circumstances we all must face) can affect us in two ways:  

  1. They can cause us to grow bitter and cold in our relationship with Christ and others 
  2. They can soften our hearts and help us understand the needs of those around us who may be suffering.

There are so many hurting people in our world today, look for someone to encourage.

     In the Bible, Paul used the words "comfort" and "consolation" many times as he explained the great consolation that Christ wants to give us when we are afflicted.

Trials can be a time of drawing us closer to Christ and helping us mature as Christians.

I'm sure many of you have found that when you have consoled others, you have been blessed and drawn closer to God.  We find that we can share another person's heartache with a greater feeling and love than before, if we have had a similar experience, and have found comfort from God.

As we seek God's blessings upon our lives, let's look for ways to bless others.

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