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Chapter 7 - How to Embrace the Trials of Life - # “No Room in the Inn?”

November 22, 2020 Brad Wyrick
Follow Me into Eternity
Chapter 7 - How to Embrace the Trials of Life - # “No Room in the Inn?”
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Chapter 7 - How to Embrace the Trials of Life - # “No Room in the Inn?”
Nov 22, 2020
Brad Wyrick

HOW TO EMBRACE THE TRIALS OF LIFE

"It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes." (Psalm 119:71).

VIEW: TRAILER – NO ROOM IN THE INN

One purpose of a trial is to know what is in your heart. Not that God doesn't already know. The problem is, we don't know what's in our hearts. We may think that we're okay and we don't have a problem. Thus, God will allow a trial in our life to show us what's really in our hearts.

The prophet Jeremiah reaffirms, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind.”  (Jeremiah 17:9-10). God’s testing helps us to understand ourselves and to know our limitations and our weaknesses, so we will learn to trust in God and not in ourselves.

During trials, it is challenging to realize that God will lead us step by step. There are so many things in our hearts that God needs to deal with, but He cannot deal with them until they surface, and testing will do that to allow us to see the truth. We need to be humble. We cannot allow pride to rule in our hearts. Pride will always keep us from seeing the truth about ourselves. Always remember that God hates the proud (Proverbs 6:16-17). Pride is a great enemy to you. It will lie to you, and it can destroy you. But "humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up" (James 4:10).

Every trial is intended to bring us closer to God, where we learn to grow and where we see the power and the love of God manifested. It's there where you come into a deeper relationship with God. James tells us to, “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” (James 1:4).

Another purpose for trials is to mold us into the image of Jesus Christ. They also bring you into maturity as you learn lessons from trials. God would have us to grow up and become mature. Patience is one of the main ways that produces wisdom and maturity.

Trials bring a necessary season to seek wisdom from God. We often don't know how much we need understanding until our time of difficulty. During a test we need to see if it is something God wants us to eliminate from our lives, is it a lesson we need to apply to our lives, or is the devil attacking our faith in God?  Wisdom must discern between the three, perseverance to get through it, and trust in God is knowing He is with us.

Wisdom is much more than knowledge, and believers need to seek it with their whole heart. Knowledge is raw information, but wisdom knows how to use it. Someone once said that “knowledge is the ability to take things apart, but wisdom is the ability to put things together.”

“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind” (James 1:6).

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HOW TO EMBRACE THE TRIALS OF LIFE

"It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes." (Psalm 119:71).

VIEW: TRAILER – NO ROOM IN THE INN

One purpose of a trial is to know what is in your heart. Not that God doesn't already know. The problem is, we don't know what's in our hearts. We may think that we're okay and we don't have a problem. Thus, God will allow a trial in our life to show us what's really in our hearts.

The prophet Jeremiah reaffirms, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind.”  (Jeremiah 17:9-10). God’s testing helps us to understand ourselves and to know our limitations and our weaknesses, so we will learn to trust in God and not in ourselves.

During trials, it is challenging to realize that God will lead us step by step. There are so many things in our hearts that God needs to deal with, but He cannot deal with them until they surface, and testing will do that to allow us to see the truth. We need to be humble. We cannot allow pride to rule in our hearts. Pride will always keep us from seeing the truth about ourselves. Always remember that God hates the proud (Proverbs 6:16-17). Pride is a great enemy to you. It will lie to you, and it can destroy you. But "humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up" (James 4:10).

Every trial is intended to bring us closer to God, where we learn to grow and where we see the power and the love of God manifested. It's there where you come into a deeper relationship with God. James tells us to, “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” (James 1:4).

Another purpose for trials is to mold us into the image of Jesus Christ. They also bring you into maturity as you learn lessons from trials. God would have us to grow up and become mature. Patience is one of the main ways that produces wisdom and maturity.

Trials bring a necessary season to seek wisdom from God. We often don't know how much we need understanding until our time of difficulty. During a test we need to see if it is something God wants us to eliminate from our lives, is it a lesson we need to apply to our lives, or is the devil attacking our faith in God?  Wisdom must discern between the three, perseverance to get through it, and trust in God is knowing He is with us.

Wisdom is much more than knowledge, and believers need to seek it with their whole heart. Knowledge is raw information, but wisdom knows how to use it. Someone once said that “knowledge is the ability to take things apart, but wisdom is the ability to put things together.”

“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind” (James 1:6).

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