The Trials Of A Christian 's Life

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“6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” As the end of my first semester in college comes to a close I feel blessed that I am able to write about the purpose of trials in a Christian’s life. Within this paper I hope to enlighten those who question the trials and difficulties that God gives us to face. By developing understanding that the reason for trials are to build up and test your faith, to help you mature as a Christian, as well as give new insight to something beyond your current circumstance. Testing of Faith God gives us trials that knock us down to the point that we feel hopeless and the obstacle is far too difficult to overcome. His purpose is not to turn us away from Him, but instead He wants us to seek comfort and strength in Him alone. Strong not only in the Christian faith, but also in Jewish culture, it is stressed that the endurance of testings from God should be viewed as a blessing, and to find joy in them as they express faith in God’s sovereignty. Trials are not meant to create bitterness or anger in a person’s heart. When God gives us trials he has a purpose in mind that pertains only to us. Patience One of the most important virtues of the bible is patience as the
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