Many christians have come to believe that whatever is uncomfortable is from the devil and that which is comfortable is from God. But while am not a pessimist, I believe that we need to have a balanced biblical view about trials and suffering. We need to understand that nothing that God allows to come our way is useless. He can use any circumstance or situation for our good and for His glory. Trials are often discomforting when we encounter them but when we understand that they are God’s way of purifying our faith, it causes us to cooperate with God.
Peter makes reference to the trail of our faith in comparison to gold that needs to be purified. This perspective of our faith when under trial is a key determinant of the outcome of this process. If gold that is of less value compared to faith has to be subjected to a process of purification, how much more our faith that is much more valuable. Next time you find yourself in a season of trial, arm yourself with an attitude of joy and celebration because God is going to use that season to get your faith purified and stronger. When you do so, it actually confuses the enemy. This is because his desire is to see you miserable and distraught. Don’t give him that chance.
SCRIPTURE READING:1Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, Thank you for the opportunities for growth of my faith that you bring through seasons of trial in Jesus name amen.