What Should I Do When Trials Come?

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Trials are circumstances, often painful, which God allows in order to discipline and train His people. They are day to day challenges that come our ways to prove our faith in God. Hebrew 12:8 stated that those who do not go through trials are not legitimate children of God.

Trials does not come as a result of any wrong we have done. No! When someone suffers because of wrong things he or she did, the person is said to be facing the consequences of the actions taken. But in trial, you can’t see where you faulted God, yourself or your neighbour.

So, what should I do when trials come?

1. Cling to Jesus Christ.
Abide in Christ. Refuse to let go, until He sees you through. He said in Matthew 11:28 that all those who labour and heavily burdened should come to Him and find rest.

2. Pray.
Stir up your prayer life. Do not be downcast. It’s in prayer that you lift your heart and mind to God. You commune with God and tell Him your case. David, in Psalm 55:17 said, ‘evening, morning and noon will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice.’

3. Be calm.
Do not lose hope, or feel terrified as if your end has come. God repeatedly told His people to be calm when troubles come. In Psalm 46:10 He said, ‘Be still and know that I am God.’

4. Harken to God’s word.
If God allows a trial, He has made provisions in His words that will enable you to pass through it and overcome. So you need to meditate and heed to God’s word. The Psalmist said, ‘Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path’ (Psalm 119:105.) The word will reveal all the secret you will ever need.

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5. Resist the Devil. Also allow God to act. Do not take short cuts, or follow evil advices, rather give God chance to act. In your prayer, bless those who persecute you or are agents of the trials (Matthew 5:44.)

Let your hope of victory keep you joyful. This is what God wants. Have that inner joy that your triumph is coming (Romans 12:12b.)

And in all things, be patient. Yes, be patient. It is the foremost of all christian virtues and it never fails.

Moreover, be strengthened with these words which Job, the man who went through one of most painful trials, did say:

“But He knows the way I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23:10.)

You shall come forth as gold in the end of it all. Amen.

Shalom.