By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on February 18th, 2020 at 04:00 pm
Do you have great trials today? God’s tests are His ways of caring and loving us, for we are bastards without them; we are not children without them, He said!
The More the Faith, the More Great Trials
But one thing to mark about our contemplation is that His trials to Abraham didn’t come until the latter was over a hundred years old and Isaac around 17. One truth that fuels our reflection is that the more the faith, the harder His test. Hence we always need the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our only Strength.
In John 15:5, our Lord said: “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” In Philippians 4:13, the apostle Paul also said that “I can do all things through Christ who STRENGTHENS me.”
If you have great trials today, our Lord Jesus Christ is greater than them all.
I want the share the following video. May you find strength in Jesus Christ if you have great trials today.
A Muslim Woman Prayed to Jesus to Stop a Tsunami
“Hayati is a tsunami survivor from Indonesia who left Islam and converted to Christianity, after the miracle that the Lord Jesus Christ did for her and for her friends and family.”
Related Verses on Trials
Romans 8:18 (KJV):
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
Matthew 5:10-12 (KJV):
“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”
Romans 8:35-37 (KJV):
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV):
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
1 Peter 1:7 (KJV):
“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be
found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”
1 Peter 4:12-13 (KJV):
“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.”
John 16:33 (KJV):
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”
Revelation 12:11 (KJV):
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
Hebrews 4:15 (KJV):
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
1 Corinthians 4:17 (KJV):
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
Nahum 1:7 (NIV):
“The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”