At some point in time, we all face trials. They can come from painful relationships, health issues, legal system woes or even jobs that leave us exhausted. What do you do when the trials come? When we face a trial, we have to choose how we will respond.
When times are hard and no answers are ready, we are given the opportunity to grow our faith and become more like Jesus by trusting God to manage our trial. He warns us in His word that we will go through hard times. God offers us hope in that when the difficulties come, He will be with us. That’s the When and Will of trust.
Do you ever struggle to trust God? That’s where I was; wanting to more fully trust but lacking. Sometimes God has to get our attention different ways before we’ll listen. He got my attention on a 3 day beach trip. It was a confirmation to trust God. That was the start of my journey to better understand how to lean on Him and trust him more deeply.
Prayer is such an important part of our faith life. Yet we have an accuser who wants to bring charges against us day and night. On a recent episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective podcast (How to Pray for an Incarcerated Son – Episode 124,) Shonda Whitworth shared with us what she learned about praying into the courtroom of heaven when her son was incarcerated. Our prayer life is crucial to our spiritual growth and wellbeing. Read more as Shonda shares about the power of praying into the courtroom of heaven and three basic ways to silence the accuser in the courtroom of heaven so our prayers will be unhindered.
What do we do when life doesn’t go as planned? Job loss, bankruptcy, a report from the doctor that wasn’t what we wanted, a friend’s betrayal. When difficult times come, where do we put our trust?