When trials come, I_______________.

Hey there BCU Family!

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Podcast highlights:

  • Being saved (according to Acts 2:38) is an amazing, wonderful experience and yields an awesome life here and the promise of eternal life as well!
  • Contrary to some popular preaching and teaching, the Scriptures teach us that  going through trials is a part of the Christian walk.
  • While the trials do not feel good to the flesh, they are purposeful, needed—and GOOD for us.
  • In all that we go through, God is ALWAYS with us (See Hebrews 13:5).

 Scripture references

Job 1:20-22

20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered (Hebrews 5:8). 

I Timothy 4:1-5

1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:

2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;

4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables

5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (I Thessalonians 5:18).

Proverbs 3:5-6

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.

And He [Jesus] spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint (Luke 18:1).


So…what are your  initial reaction to trials? How challenging will it be to adjust your attitude straightaway? (I know I need to be really mindful!)  Let’s talk some more about this—head down to the comment section so we can continue our dialogue!

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Love,

 

BCU

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2 thoughts on “When trials come, I_______________.

  1. I’ve totally freaked out in the past. I’ve felt anger, sadness, frustration, and a whole bunch of other stuff. As I learn more and grow in Christ, I find that my first instinct is to speak to panic and bring it under subjection to God’s Word, will, and purpose. I remind myself of scriptures that reinforce the fact that He sees all, knows all, has all power, He loves me more than I can comprehend, and cares about every little aspect of my life. He’s not surprised by my situation. He’s all in, up, and through it. I thank Him for wisdom and guidance and just for being Him. By the time all that’s done, either I get instructions by His revelation, or I am flooded with joy and peace that literally makes no logical “Angel” sense while I wait for resolution (if it’s meant to come). For example, my husband was headed to the store one day. He ran back in the house in a panic because the care wouldn’t start. I couldn’t freak out. It was really strange. I was so calm. Money was tight. Batteries, starters, and alternators cost money. I just couldn’t get upset. It wouldn’t happen. I just told God I trusted Him and before I could even ask Him to do anything, He reminded me that I have roadside assistance with my car insurance. I called them. They came with the diagnostic machine, told my husband we needed a new battery, gave him a jump to get to the auto parts store, and drove away. The folks at the store put the new battery in and all was well. Just like that. I know things don’t always go that way, but that doesn’t make the situation any harder for God. It must just mean there’s more of Him to experience in the midst of it.

    The most liberating aspect of my spiritual walk is knowing I don’t “deserve” anything (except for death). God owes me nothing. I’m not entitled to anything based on my own merit. Still, He died for my salvation and made promises to me to keep me and meet my every need just because of His immeasurable love for me. It’s a gift I could never begin to deserve and I will never take it for granted.

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    1. Hey Angel!

      Your WHOLE testimony, though!!! Glory to our God in the highest—He takes GOOD care of His children, we just have to take Him at His Word.
      And I can totally do a post on what we “deserve”—I had a conversation recently with a friend about that and it was jaw-dropping. Thanks for allowing the Lord to use you to confirm that. 😉

      Love you!

      BCU

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