Life itself begins with a struggle. To come to this world, the baby must leave the shelter and security that it enjoys in the mother's womb and with difficulty travel a narrow conduit.
Before taking flight to the heights, the eagle must peck its way out of the egg.
Before delighting us with its grace and beautiful colors, the butterfly must escape from the cocoon.
Why does God allow tribulations?
There are many reasons, but they can be summed up in one word: benefits.
He sees the benefits.
Trials and tribulations strengthen and shape our character. They make us better people and better Christians.
If it ever seems to you that the trials, tribulations and difficulties you face are so intense that you cannot bear them, do not forget that the Lord is greater than these. Commit them to Him.
- DAVID BRANDT BERG
Life is full of difficulties. If we are careless, this world overwhelms us with its untouchable problems. We get bogged down in them and cannot see beyond.
God wants us to look ahead, over the obstacles that present themselves at the moment.
If you face the sun, you will not see the shadows.– HELEN KELLER (deaf and blind all her life)
That I do not say in the illness: "Am I getting better from my illness?" Rather: "Am I getting better because of it?"
- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Meditate on the blessings you enjoy today - which all men enjoy in abundance - not on the misfortunes of the past, which everyone has known to some extent.
- CHARLES DICKENS
"I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
Helen Keller was deaf and blind. However, he learned to write and even to speak. His example has inspired millions of people, both healthy and disabled. "I thank God for my impediments" - she went on to say - "because thanks to them I found myself, I discovered my vocation and I found my God."
John Milton was blind when he wrote the most beautiful epic poem in English literature, 'Paradise Lost'. Fanny Crosby was also blind when she wrote over 6,000 hymns. Beethoven was deaf when he composed some of his greatest symphonies.
We should not run from problems or cower when we see them coming.
Rather, we should ask God to help us soar them on the wings of prayer.
If God is working in your life to cultivate a certain quality in you, the process may take a while. A piece of coal doesn't turn into a diamond overnight; The same happens with us.
When it seems that you have reached the limit of your strength, hold on a little longer. Patience is often the key that opens the door to the bedroom of God's blessings.
“Tribulation produces patience; and patience, try; and the proof, hope. "
Romans 5: 3-4
Difficulties enrich us. They take us from the plane of superficial everyday life and the hustle and bustle of modern life to the spiritual dimension, which is deeper. Likewise, as we perceive divine power and see how God helps us through difficult situations, our faith and hope that He will watch over us in whatever storms come our way increases.
"This slight momentary tribulation produces in us an ever more excellent and eternal weight of glory."
Nothing happens just because to the children of God. Everything responds to a brilliant design. Every trouble, setback, punishment, or pain is a Chisel Stroke from the Heavenly Sculptor.
"If we suffer, we will also reign with Him."
(2 Corinthians 4:17; Timothy 2:12)
There is Someone who loves you and understands exactly what you are going through. He cares about you more than you can imagine, and He wants you to have a happy and productive life, and to be a positive influence in the lives of those around you.
Ask Jesus to enter your heart through this prayer:
“Jesus, I want the gifts that You offer us: eternal life, love and a meaning to life. I open my life and my heart to You now and accept Your gift of salvation. I beg you to forgive me for all my wrongdoings, to help me start over, get to know you intimately and feel your love. Amen ".