This is the last in a series on why God allows Christians to experience trials.

Life can be hard. Sometimes our circumstances just stink. Christians often struggle with difficulty and heartache.

Our all-powerful God is able to shield us from anything and everything hard or painful. Sometimes He does – probably even more often than we even realize. But many times He allows things into our lives we would rather not experience. So far in this blog series we have explored four reasons God allows His children to go through trials.

  1. To bring Himself glory
  2. To work out His greater plan
  3. To refine us spiritually
  4. To discipline us

Even with these truths from God’s Word, we still have questions. Why is pain necessary? If God is all-powerful can’t He just simply “fix” things without grief and pain?

We are left with a choice. We can throw up our hands in surrender to our trials or we can surrender it all to the One who can work in and through our trials for His good and glory. When a trial comes that we don’t understand or see purpose in, let’s lean on our all-powerful God whose love never fails. Here are a few promises we can cling to:

God is all-powerful and in control of every situation.
Psalm 77:14; Jeremiah 32:17; Ephesians 1:18-21

God knows and cares about every aspect of our lives.
Matthew 6:25-34; Hebrews 4:15; Philippians 4:19

God is good, loving, and faithful.
Ps 145:17; 1 John 4:8; Lamentations 3:22-23

We are not alone in our trials; God is always with us.
Isaiah 43:2; Psalm 23:4; John 14:16; Matthew 28:20

God will strengthen and comfort us in the midst of troubles.
Psalm 147:3; Isaiah 40:27-31; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4: Philippians 4:13

God works through difficulties in our lives to accomplish His eternal purposes.
James 1:2-4; Romans 5:3-5; 1 Peter 1:6-7; Romans 8:28-29

What do these promises mean for your life today?

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