Why am I going through this trial?

Is it wrong to ask the Lord that?

Every trial is designed to teach us something. There is something in each trial that the Lord wants us to see, both about ourselves, and about Him. There is often something He wants to fix in us–or something He wants to equip us with for the next area of service He is moving us into. He also uses trials to teach us some aspect of Him that we would not have known experientially if not for that particular trial.

So from that  mindset, it is not wrong to ask the Lord what the purpose of the trial is, as long as we are asking with a teachable spirit. Look at the difference in the responses of Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, and Mary, when the angel Gabriel appeared with an important message.

Remember, you are going THROUGH–not staying in that trial forever.


About Annie James

I started writing in eighth grade when a guidance counselor suggested I keep a journal. I wish I could remember her name now, because that advice was some of the best I have received. I wrote a few diary entries, but more often I found myself writing stories instead, it felt like I was born for it. I had a poem published in the school paper that year. It was eighth grade, so the year was 1990 or 1991, Marion JR-SR high school in Marion, NY. Life happens, and like many people do, I buried my gifts and desire to write, for many years. There were many reasons for this, ones I won't bore you with getting into. I lived my life, had a daughter, got married. My husband inspires me so much. Just him being in my life brought that desire to write back to life. So here I am! Also, the second best piece of advice I have received came from my Introduction to Literature professor at Finger Lakes Community College, Professor Katherine Clarke, one of the most amazing women I have ever met. She told me: "Don't doubt yourself; it just gets you into trouble" Connect with me: Twitter @charmony7777 Facebook: @anniejamesauthor

Posted on October 2, 2017, in bible, current events, Emotions, Life, prayer and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. You really make it appear really easy along with your presentation but I in finding this topic to be really something that I feel I would never understand. It kind of feels too complex and very vast for me. I am having a look ahead to your next submit, I’ll attempt to get the hold of it!

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    • I get what you are saying, Alex. I have gone through a lot of trials that I still don’t understand. There have been other trials, though that I have gone through, and sometime later, I’ll meet somebody who is going through the same type of situation, and I am able to empathize with them.

      A good example is that when I was growing up, like early teens, I’d see women in bad relationships, abusive ones, and I’d think, “well why don’t they just leave?” I always thought, that will never be me, I’m too smart for that. I thought that, until years later, when I WAS one of those women. Then I realized that these men don’t introduce themselves as abusers. They make themselves appear so charming, and they appear to be everything the woman wants, because they already know. They have a type that they are looking for, there is a definite pattern to it, and they don’t change. So after I feel for that, I realized I wasn’t too smart for that. Now I have empathy for women in abusive relationships.

      I’m not saying that was the only reason, I’m sure the Lord has more in mind when we go through trials, more than just giving us greater understanding of someone else going through it, but that’s part of it.

      I’m also not trying to minimize the fact that stuff can get very complicated when you going through it; it’s easy, so to speak, for somebody to stand on the shore and yell instructions to somebody that’s in the water drowning, but to the person in the water who is panicking, having to suddenly rely on themselves to get out of a situation that they are not equipped to get out of, and wondering if the person on the shore can even be trusted to know what they are talking about.

      So yeah, I agree with you that everything seems simple to somebody on the outside, but not simple when you try to put it into practice. I think that was what you meant, am I right?


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  3. certain people love to say “if there is a God then why do bad things happen?”

    the answer is so obvious; God only gives us what he knows we can handle. (even if we don’t know it ourselves.)



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