When we don’t understand the purpose of something, we might not fully utilise it or maximise it’s benefit. We might even use it for a wrong purpose. When we don’t understand that trials are allowed to come our way with a particular God given purpose, we miss out on the benefits intended to flow our way. When we understand that trials are permitted to come our way with a purpose, we have a different perspective.
We do not fret or fear but trust God to use them to cause us to become stronger in Him. We are no longer fixated on the trials but the purpose for which God sends them our way. We cooperate with God as He works in our lives even through the seasons of trials. We become stronger and bolder as we continue our walk with the Lord. Just like any cook or chef has a particular purpose in mind before starting any process, God has a particular purpose when he is deciding which season of trial He will allow to come your way. The purpose is always to make us better, purer and finer.
SCRIPTURE READING: James 1: 2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, help me to understand and appreciate your purpose for which you bring trials my way. Help me to live up to that purpose in Jesus Name, Amen.