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Joy in Trials

We should be happy and grateful when facing problems and obstacles (trials) that fall on our way for we have something to praise God for when He delivers us from them and a testimony to share with our brothers and sisters. James 1:2-3 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that your testing of your faith produces patience.” If everything went smooth and perfect in your life you would forget about God and live your own life, as if you made everything into where it’s supposed to be.

Trials are here in order to draw us closer to God and enable us to depend on Him! They are also there to help us to become stronger and be able to face the bigger things that will appear in our future. “Jesus replied, “You do not realised now what I am doing, but later you will understand” John 13:7 The way I see it is that, “the bigger the struggle the sweeter the deliverance!” Once delivered, you will know exactly how to go about certain situation that will come your way. For example, if you were once in debt and then came out of it, you will now know how to make better financial decisions.

Testimony: At the time of my GCSE’s I managed to fail my Mathematics and English several times. Year after year I would go back into the exam hall and re-sit the same exams (Maths & English), and year after year I would fail. Having entered sixth form with minimum GCSE grades I decided to re-sit my Maths and English. This was mainly because, I still had the opportunity at hand if I wanted to go to university in the future I would definitely still need Maths and English as part of any university requirement, hence, it was worth the try.

I stayed in sixth form for about three years and again I managed to be unsuccessful in passing these two subjects, however, coming up to the last year I decided to give it one more try! With a lot of faith, praying, and revision I miraculously passed my Maths and English, which enabled me to get into university. After many years of struggling and preserving, and having God given people in my life motivating me to push forward I, through Christ alone came out successful! (Philippians 4:13)

I didn’t understand why God wanted me to go through such a struggle but now I realised that whenever we face an obstacle we ought to fight and persevere to get where we want to reach. SO HEY YOU, KEEP PUSHING & REJOICING IN YOUR TRIALS!

"God is the potter and I am the clay."