Wednesday, October 6, 2010


      Trials make us stronger. We have to run this race with our eyes set on the goal, not on the ground in front of our feet.

       Have you ever asked "When will this end? When will I get through this trial?" Trust me, I have asked this many times. You think you're all done with one trial,  you clean  your hands off and you're praising God that you're through with that storm. Then, before you know it, another wave comes in and knocks  you off your feet. Frustrating? To say the least.
       This life will never be perfect. Sometimes we assume that someone's life is perfect. Who are we to judge that? Some people are really good at pretending; I know I was for a while, well, somewhat anyway. I heard someone say that everyone is either in a storm, coming out of one, or just about to enter one. That's just how life is. Nothing will be perfect on this side of heaven.

       God never said life would be easy. He did say, though, that He would be with us every step of the way. When we are entering our trials, we should pray that He will give us the strength, perseverance, and patience to get through and finish the road before us. When we know that we have someone to help us through the trial, it makes things a little better. God is there every step of the way, aching with us, crying with us, hurting with us.
       Trials make us stronger. Running a mile is pretty difficult if you haven't ran in three years. No matter how hard and strenuous it is though, when you finally finish your goal, you come out stronger than you were before. Getting in shape hurts, but the end result is awesome. The same goes for trials. The hurt that comes with those problems in your life do not feel good, but they are what make you stronger in the end.
       "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything" (James 1:2-4)


  1. Hey it's Bailey (from paces)I know we haven't talked in forever but I got your e-mail with the link for your blog on it (I love reading blogs don't know why but I do:) It's really good! And today I so needed to see that verse at the end of this one! Keep going, God can use you in so many ways!
    p.s. and I can't figure out how to get my name on my google profile thing instead of soccerace. They just took the first part of my e-mail!:)

  2. Hey Bailey! Glad it blessed you. :)) I miss you and I hope I can bring more writings to you that are a blessing!