Facing trials

January 19, 2009 Suzie

I had CU tonight which was really great. We had a guy from the church i’m at come to speak to us and he was great. God really used him to talk to me and i know others in the group too. I feel like I’m in a tough season right now with a lot of stuff going on and I can feel my depression gettign worse. Its horrible and today a few things happened and I just cried and felt like I just wanted to give up, wanted to stop running, stop fighting.

So tonights talk was on James chapter 1. The first thing Luke said was that trials are like being shot in the foot whereas temptations are like shooting ourselves in the foot. Very true I thought! So it says to face trials with joy and we looked at how this is possible which is a tough one. many have said that we grow the most through these trials. One thing Luke suggested was to look back at trials we have been through and see how God has brought us through them and what we’ve learnt through the, how our relationship with God has changed.

A few things that really spoke to me were 1. Beyond the trial are great things like when a tv show you rele like has stupid sponsor adverts before it, you hate them but something good is coming. We face trials that are hard and we hate them but God uses them for good. Awesoem thought to hang onto. 2. learn to say, ‘God don’t bring me out of this until I have learnt all that  I can through it’.

I don’t just want to come through a trial but I wnat to change. I want to be more like Jesus. I want to know the love of Jesus even deeper in my heart and know more of His word in my life. So right now, through this hard time I don’t have to say thank you lord for this trial but thank you for what you are going to do through it. Amen

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  • 1. Michelle  |  January 21, 2009 at 6:25 am

    Suzie, you have such a beautiful heart — and, I can see, such an intense desire to hang onto Him in the midst of what you’re going through. And I applaud you. I’m cheering you on. You are a strong and brave woman and God has a huge calling on your life. Remember, though weeping may endure for the night, JOY COMES IN THE MORNING! It doesn’t matter whether that’s a physical weeping or just a season of life weeping on you — morning is coming! Dawn is coming. He will never, ever, ever walk away from you. His eyes are on you and His ears are open to your cry. God is always good and satan is always bad and God’s will is always for you to win and have victory over that idiot. And you WILL have victory. We bind that spirit of depression that is trying to loom over you in JESUS’ name! Not only will you get through this, but you will lead others through stuff like this as well.

    Hang on, Suzie! If you ever need prayer or encouragement, feel free to drop me an email! I would be honored. You have helped and encouraged me so much. Your words always touch and encourage my heart deeply. I’m so glad to hear that He’s using you to lead! I can’t wait to see how He increases your territory.

    God bless you,
    Michelle
    Michelle@HandsFrozentotheSword.com

  • 2. Michelle  |  January 21, 2009 at 6:25 am

    P.S. I love your new layout!

  • 3. inrelentlesspursuitoftruth  |  January 22, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    You are so brave and so strong, sister. I am honoured to be a part of your life. You will come out of this refining fire with even more character that will draw others to Him. Your love for Him and for others will be so evident to all who even briefly cross your path!


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