Matt Adams shares insight into how we can use our trials to draw to strengthen our faith and draw closer to the Father.
Trials train us to trust. The Israelites in the wilderness had to learn to allow God to be their portion. They had to know that He – and He alone – had the power to protect and sustain them. When God is trying to get us from one place to another, when He is trying to bring us into another of His promises, we often have to pass through our own desert. He is training us to trust.
The Father can see Jericho coming, He can see Goliath looming off in the distance. We can’t face those battles having just been brought our of Egypt. We have to learn to trust Him more, to rely fully on Him.
Now, let’s get transparent. We had some storm damage recently. Trial. We’re having some electrical issues. Trial. The AC is on the fritz. Trial. The gas logs won’t stay lit. Trial. And on top of all this, we feel like we are dealing with a spiritual attack in other areas of our life. Big trial.
I have two options: I can grumble, complain, worry, and doubt OR I can let the trials train me to trust. I can rely on His mercy, His grace, His provision; His plan for my life. I’m trying to choose the latter. He is worthy. We are worth it. Not because of anything we have done, but because of the price He paid to ransom us. He knows our need before we have reason to ask, and He will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory. James 1:17 says Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Let’s strive to make choices worthy o the gifts that He has given us. Until next time, book open. eyes on Him.