Learn to Love Struggles and Trials – ETB #85

How can you learn to love struggles and trials? We are conditioned to ignore and suppress struggles and trials in order to not appear weak or vulnerable. But, God can use struggles and trials to grow and change you if follow His leading.

Learn to Love Struggles and Trials - ETB #85

It is important that you know that God has equipped you to walk through struggles, and you should not be consumed by them!

Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.

Lamentations 3:22 NKJV

Struggles and trials are common to everyone. I’ve been in difficult situations many times in my life. I’ve learned that these struggles and trials are teaching you something you wouldn’t learn without them. God can teach you things like:

  • Patience
  • Perseverance
  • Perspective
  • and more!

These struggles and trials are making you stronger! My husband and daughter recently went on a cross-country motorcycle trip. From the outside, it looked like an amazing trip. The reality is that they faced all kinds of storms and winds along the way. In pursuit of their dream, they endured incredible trials and struggles. God took them on unexpected detours that allowed them to experience the most beautiful places, but it wasn’t easy.

Struggles and trials force you to your knees, not to crush you, but to make you look to the Lord. In your weakness, God’s strength is made known. Struggles and trials change you. You will come through a struggle or trial differently than when you entered. Your faith will grow. Your resilience will increase. Your attitude will improve. Think about grandparents. Why are grandparents typically easier on grandkids than they were on you? They learned everything isn’t the battle we think.

How will you look at your next difficult circumstance? Will you learn to love struggles and trials?

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Learn to Love Struggles and Trials - ETB #85