1 Corinthians 10:13
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
At some given point in time, every man gets to that point where by, they get tired of life. Everything seems not working. It seems like the world is against them, and they look out for what God had told them prior to that time. it wasn’t in correlation with what they are passing through, the period is what we call the trying time.
Trying times are period of trials, periods that place pressure on your faith, period of stagnancy, they are period where by you face a lot of challenges. It’s a time when you are laughing over that aspect of your life publicly, but you’re weeping over it secretly. This time is peculiar to each individuals.
To some, it may be in their marital life. What God told you before starting the relationship isn’t what you’re experiencing, your expectations are not what you met, some are even delayed maritally after setting many plans in place.
To some, it may be ‘waiting’ for the fruit of the womb, while to some, it may be in form of financial turbulence. They have been on the search for a well-paid job but all their applications are not yielding the desired result.
Trials may come in diverse ways. I am very sure that you reading this, also have one thing or the other you’re passing through. Just take a deep insight into your life right now.
After getting to know the one which is peculiar to you, I need you to understand that God is perfectly aware of it. While passing through this stage of life, the devil will be suggesting so many options to you about God that He is not interested in you, but my dear, it’s a deception!!!
God is with you in all that you are passing through. Remember, that for the Israelites to get to their promised land they had to pass through a wilderness, for Joseph to to become a prime minister, he passed through the other P’s as well ( Pit, Portiphar, Prison, Pharaoh, Palace), for Abraham to become the father of many nations , he had to become father of no child for a long time. Even for our Lord Jesus Christ to become glorified, He had to be crucified. For you to get promoted in school, you have to be examined, for you to be given an appointment, you will have to be interviewed, for you to inherit that promise the Lord gave to you as well, you will have to be tried.
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?
Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
When you find yourself in a trying time of your life, don’t ask God why me? But ask God what should I know? The Lord was speaking through prophet Isaiah that even though you are a believer you may have been forgotten in captivity because you do not know what you should know.vWhat should you know to exit trying period? Find out in the second part of this article.
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