“Today’s trial is tomorrow’s testimony”

When I experience a trial I remind myself not to get discouraged and to focus on the positive things in my life.  Like the breath in my lungs and the fact I survived another day blessed.  This isn’t easy but lately when I have experienced a bad day or something discouraging happens, I turn my focus inward and on God. It’s been a long two years and most of it I haven’t written or talked about with any one. I’ve grown a lot. I’ve hurt a lot and I’m still broken from it all.  Trials have been more of a blessing than a curse because my perspective is different than it was six months ago.  Every trial has convicted me to the point of change.

Trials teach me that God doesn’t hate me for my sins.

Trials teach me  there are people who will love and accept me despite my brokenness.

Trials teach me that it’s okay not to be okay.

Trials teach me God listens, He understands, and He redeems.

Trials teach me to face my fears because there’s nothing to be afraid of.

Trials teach me that I’m not alone even when God feels a million miles away.

Trials teaches  me the meaning of love when I want to stay bitter and hurt.

Trials got me where I am now and it’s where I’m supposed to be.

Today I’m thankful. Today I’m Freed.

James 1:12

12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

What trial are you going through now?