You will have no test of faith that will not fit you to be a blessing
if you are obedient to the Lord. I never had a trial but when I got
out of the deep river I found some poor pilgrim on the bank that I
was able to help by that very experience. ~ A.B. Simpson
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because,
having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life
that the Lord has promised to those who love Him. ~ James 1 v 12
Often the beauty of God’s love for us
can be seen only through the eyes of faith.
When His love comes disguised in struggle, pain or hardship,
only the eyes of the spirit will discern His comforting presence.
The world cannot know how God often uses trials as fleet chariots
to carry His beloved children, on the fastest road straight to His heart.
The world cannot know that it is in the place close to the
Heavenly Father’s heart where the only true and lasting joy is found,
and it is to this relationship are we called,
and for this we were created.
As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests,
trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven
faithful, loving, and totally true to all His promises. ~ David Wilkerson
What are the trials in my life right now?
How would I describe the lessons I’ve learned about God so far in these trials?
~ James MacDonald