Being Joyful In The Midst Of Trials

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Life is never a walk in the park. Trials of varying degrees befall us since we were very young. An exemplary attitude towards it is a baby learning to walk and continuously attempting to stand up despite his numerous falls. He trips and even injures himself yet he courageously gets up again and tries. He may be wobbly at first and may even find confidence from any support he could possibly grasp. But every time he fails, he makes an effort for another step!

As we mature and go through the different phases of our lives, we continue to experience all sorts of challenges, difficulties and miseries related to school, relationships, finances and work. I'm sure you have your woes at this very moment you wish never happened! Fret not. Below are wonderful versus to help us be joyful even in these trying times.

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1. Psalms 118 assures that we only have to trust in the Lord because men (including our family, closest friends or even our mentor)  and our government (princes in verse 8) are dispensable; they too falter and  are weak.

The Lord on the other hand is merciful (kind and forgiving) and knows every detail about us. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. If we learn to trust in His promises wholeheartedly and "delight thyself also in the Lord; He shall give thee the desires of thine heart." Psalms 37:4.

2. 1 Corinthians 10:13 reminds us that we can bear any kind and form of temptations. Only our Lord Jesus knows our level of endurance towards all sorts of challenges and He also enables you and I to overcome it victoriously. 

We all feel miserable at some point in our lives. We cry. We are unable to sleep well. Sometimes we even get anxious about a very trivial matter.  Our crosses are distinctly unique (like its bearer). Keep in mind though that these were given to you for a reason! Similarly, your faith will see you through any storm in your life. Just continue on believing!

3. James 1:2 and 3 reiterates that trials make us patient and is the very reason why we are tested. Similarly, in the process of any difficulties, our faith is built up and perfected. We also become wiser and more equipped to face the future joyfully. Having a positive attitude is also vital. We are transformed into mature, optimistic Christians. 

The next time life brings you any problem; be joyful and smile. It will soon pass like a downpour or the ebb of the ocean.


  1. "When you can't find God in your problems, find him in your PRAISE." I just heard this on a sermon on the radio yesterday and it goes right along with what you have written here.
    God be with you!

  2. Nice post Ate. Very inspiring, just what I need at this moment :)


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