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The Purpose of Trials and Tribulations

James 1:1-18

Points to Ponder

Have you ever wonder why God’s people go through trials and tribulations? This devotional is designed to help an individual to understand the reasons why people go through trials and tribulations. The study provides insight for an individual to overcome trials and tribulations.

  1. You must remain positive (righteous) during difficult times (James 1:1-2).
  2. You will be gain strength as you go through difficult times (James 1:3).
  3. You must not give up during difficult times, if you want to maintain endurance for the rest of your life (James 1:4).
  4. You must seek wisdom from God as you face difficulties in life (James 1:5).
  5. When you are facing difficulties, you must without a doubt expect God to guide you through all your situations (James 1:6-8).
  6. You must consider it an honor to have a humbling experience as you live your life for God (James 1:9-10).
  7. You will be rewarded for maintaining your faith through trials & tribulations (James 1:12).
  8. Your temptations never comes from God but from your own inner desires (James 1: 13-14).
  9. Your sinful desires can lead you to commit wrong choices which can lead to more difficulties and potential death (James 1:15).
  10. You are a gift from God through Jesus Christ. He keeps his promises and God wants you to enjoy life as you endure your difficulties (James 1:16-18).

Something to Consider

As long as you live, you will face problems. Some problems will be more severe than others and there will be times when you want to give up. God understands how you feel. You can’t choose when you will face problems but God’s words will help you deal with your negative situations.  He has given you some great tools to help you face trials and tribulations head on. In the book of James, he describes the purpose of trials and tribulations and how to handle difficult situations.

Here are Jesus’ expectations of you during difficult times:

  1. Remain faithful to the end regardless of the challenges you face
  2. Endure through the problems because it will make you stronger instead of weaker.
  3. Seek Godly wisdom which gives you the ability to make right choices during troubling times.
  4. Embrace the circumstances that cause humility.
  5. Remember you are a precious gift from God and you will be given the strength to endure.

Hold on to your faith and do not doubt the promises God has for you (Please read Jeremiah 29:11, 1 Corinthians 10:13). Every day you hear of people facing various kinds of challenges because of crime, earth quakes, tornados, floods, famine, diseases but people seems to rise above it.  People who love God have extra abilities to rise above natural or unnatural disasters. You must keep your heart focused on the end of your suffering or challenges during trials and trbulations. Your joy will be complete as you overcome your situations during trials and tribulations.  Consider life as a temporary gift to live on this earth to accomplish God’s will and your reward will be in heaven.  Heaven is where you will live an eternity with God.  Pray for strength so you will endure trials and tribulations to the end of your life on earth.

Written by Mr Wisdom


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Christmas A Fantastic Gift From God

(Luke 2:1-20)

Listed below are nine (9) gifts given to us as a result of Christ’s birth. There are many more gifts not listed below. Please enjoy these gifts as you celebrate Christmas.

 Points to Ponder

  1. Christ came to do the will of God to give your family peace and joy (Hebrew 10:5-7).
  2. Heaven is a home prepared for believers (Luke 10:17-20).
  3. Repentance brings rejoicing in  heaven when a sinner repents (Luke 15:7).
  4. Inner Peace is given as we worship Christ (Luke 2:14, John 14:26-27)
  5. Salvation was given to those willing to receive Christ as their personal savior (Luke 2:11).
  6. Truth is given to us as a guiding light to live a righteous life (John 14:26-27).
  7. Mercy is a gift to help us through difficult times (Luke 1:50).
  8. Angels are messengers and protectors (Luke 1:11,26, Luke 2:9).
  9. Savior gives us eternal (John 6:35-39).

Something to Consider

“Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. As Christians, we must never forget that God gave us the greatest gift of all times and that gift was Jesus Christ. He is the reason we celebrate Christmas. We must teach our children why we celebrate Christmas. We must show the world that Christmas is a fantastic gift from God. He has prepared us a home in Heaven and given us a gift of Repentance when we sin.  He gives us Inner Peace as we worship Christ and make right choices by serving others. Because of Christ’s birth, death and resurrection, we have Salvation through accepting Jesus Christ as our personal savior. He has given us Truth to faithfully serve as Christ served with compassion and obedience to the will of God. His gift of Mercy will follow us all the days of our lives. The gift of Angels were given to us to provide messages and to protect us from evil no matter where we travel. He gave us a Savior to protect us from ourselves. We must focus our energy every Christmas season on the birthday of Christ and let go of the world’s way of celebrating.”

Mr. Wisdom

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