Understanding God's Purpose

As Christians, part of life is valleys. Some say that Christians shouldn't have to go through trials because God promised we wouldn't have to. These people need to study their Bible a little more closely. Trials are part of the Christian life. Jesus said so in John 16:33 when he said, "In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

Never once in the Bible did God promise that He would guide us around trouble. Instead, He promised that He would go with us through the trials. He didn't lead the children of Israel around the Red Sea, but through it. He was with the three Hebrew children as they went through the fire. David said, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." Through the valley, not around it.

Are you facing trials today? If so, then you're in good company. All Christians face trials. The important thing to remember is that God will be with you through the process. He will not leave you to face your hard times alone. He is with you, and He will see you through to the other side.