February 24, 2010

Thank God For Trials....



Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
James 1:2-4

This verse is sometimes hard to swallow. But it always comes to mind. Just like troubles in life, they come no matter how we avoid them. So better welcome them with a brave heart......for no one is "troubleproof" in this side of life.

I thank God for all the trials I've been through and the challenges I'm facing now. They made my faith stronger. I don't ask for them but I know they come with a purpose. I recall that each time I have trouble I'm drawn closer to Him, and each time I am in great need, miracle happens.

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
James 1:12


I thank God for His grace that abounds especially in times of trials and persecution. His strength made me endure.

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9

I thank God for His comfort in times of sorrow. I continue to praise and give thanks to Him regardless of my circumstance. "Weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing is sure to come in the morning".

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18

I Thank God for He is gentle with His dealings with me, though many times I fail and fall short from His standard. If I fell seven times, He would pick me up eight times. That's how abundant His patience is for me.

A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.
Isaiah 42:3

I thank Jesus for His comforting words. His loving character is so revealed in His words. I take comfort in His promise each time I'm weary and tired or just feeling down.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Matthew 11:28



My dear friend, Judy, the grateful hostess of this meme every Wednesday is inviting everyone to join her in nurturing a thankful heart by writing a list of things we are thankful for each week. Click here~A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings~ to visit her and read more thanksgiving lists. I'm sure you'll be blessed.


10 comments:

Colleen said...

I am blessed by your list! I most often find God in my darkest hour. And it makes all the difference. God bless!

munchesmom said...

Beautiful! I love how you've placed the Bible verses in between. I don't always think of thanking God through life's trials, but that is when I need Him the most. Thank YOU for this gentle reminder! God Bless!

Andrea said...

It is during those times I have grown the closest to the LORD.
Blessings, andrea

~ Maria ~ said...

Rejoice in the Lord~always!!!

Trials is our tests. There is nothing we can do about them...but we can accept them and give thanks to HIM that carries us through them.

Thank you for sharing dear friend,

Maria

Karinann said...

Ruth,
I just finished posting my post for this meme, then came over here and saw the title for your post. We had some blessings in common this week as far as trials go.
Thanks for sharing your blessings and for the Scripture passages as well.

Jacob13 said...

Hi Mrs Ruth :) hows your week going :) Hope Great

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

Oh Ruth! Thank you for joining us with your beautiful list! I too, really like the way you always incorporate Scripture verses into your thanksgiving posts:)

Ruth said...

To a Chinese friend who left the message above:
I tried to translate your message and this is how it came out:
Your blog name is Delicious Chocolate and your message says "The behavior of a simple pleasure of others souls, prayer is better than thousands to bow their heads ."

I know it is poorly translated into English but I'm sure it is beautifully put together in your language. if only google can show the Chinese characters here, I think I can read it with my rusted Mandarin.

Xiexie ni, pengyou.

Terra said...

Hi, this is my first visit here. I saw the flowers in your photo and had to say hi.
One thing I do almost every day is to thank God for something BEFORE I get out of bed in the morning. That puts a positive spin on my day.
These are great Scripture quotes in your post.
Terra

Gloria said...

Ruth,
Thank you for the timely and kind blessing that you left on my blog. I appreciate your scripture here and it has ministered to my heart today.
Blessings,
Gloria