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Getting Through Trials

When we are going through a trial, what do you think helps us the most? Knowing what cave David spent the night in OR knowing how he got through that night? Knowing the greek word for Soul or knowing how to weep? Your thoughts on what gets you through your trials?

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 ---Donna9759 on 8/23/06
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I have gone through many, many trials. Just recently my precious daddy died. The thing that got me through the few weeks after that was holding on to Jesus and knowing he was holding on to me. I would worship him and he would just overwhelm me with his presence. It is in his presence that we find peace, joy and the love we need. Of course, choclate doesn't hurt either!:)
---Michelle_Sinclair on 9/23/07

Knowing the Word of God and using it to my benefit. I let the Word mould,shape and comfort me while going through the trial. Weeping helps if I feel overwhelmed or that God has forgotten about me. Tears are good for the soul. Knowing God will bring me through the trial is the most comforting thing. Not to become bitter and angry at God. Hold on and cling to Him through it all.
---Robyn on 9/7/07

Jesus brother James and the psalmist had good advice.

James 1:2-4 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Psalms 61:3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy
---denna7667 on 9/7/07

Donna, you pose a good question. Knowing anything greek will not help us thru trials. It is knowing how to get thru the night. I have been thru lots of trials and they have made me stronger. I have been thru trials that would cause others to loose faith. I depended on God to be my refuge and I kept telling myself..."God does not make mistakes." God gave me peace with every trial I have been thru.
---shira on 8/25/07

Jesus helps the most.
---Eloy on 10/15/06

The only thing that gets me through trials is the knowledge that Jesus will bring me through because He never changes, and He brings me through every time. I simply trust Him.
---Helen_5378 on 10/15/06

Whenever we go through a trial, we have a choice to make. We can choose to believe that God is love and has our best in mind or we can choose to doubt the goodness of God and His mercy. The first choice will give us strength and peace and the second choice will fill us with doubt and turmoil.

To get through my tials, I focus on the Word of God and his promises to me. It also helps to look at His faithfulness and how He has brought me out of other past trials.
---joy9988 on 10/14/06

mi ma, if you find the perfect formula how a trial should not dominate us when we lose babies through miscarriages, then please let me know. I heard a male preacher say one of the most painful things in the world is the pain of a barren woman who's had a miscarriage. How do you not let the pain of that effect you? When you so desired to be a mother?
---Donna9759 on 8/25/06

Debbie, I believe your answer hit me the most. It was well put and really the way we should see things, in God's sovereign will, all dependent upon Him for His glory. He has already made a way out for our problems before we even have them. How very true.
---karen on 8/24/06

When my son died age 19, I THOUGHT I got through it because I had no other choice. But now I truly beleive it was all the people that were praying for me. Because I did have another choice, I could have went insane with grief, but here I am, still living and still learning about our loving Jesus.
---sue on 8/24/06

Trials come but they must not be allowed to dominate. Rather than rush to action to solve a trial we need back up into the arms of Jesus, he has promised to take care of us and truly he will, if we will but rest in his care. I have seen great difficult trials evaporate when I treat them as God's problems and not mine!
---mima on 8/24/06

I relie on the Lord Sometime i have to say Lord i can't take no more and and it lifts what ever it is im going threw
---Betty on 8/24/06

to donna ,greetings,you have my compliment on your deep thinking parallel.but to say the least as you have said the most is still waters cools the heels of running in fear of the night,thanks.
---earl on 8/23/06

What gets me through is knowing that God will always be there for me. I know that HE will work all things together for my good.
---bethie on 8/23/06

I have learned, that when I am down in the valley and going through something, God is always there beside me. Even in the valley, there is higher ground. God has always made a way for me to get through the hard times. How he does what he does, I'll never know. But it is his grace, mercy and his word that gets me through the toughest trials. He has always opened a door when one closes.
---Rebecca_D on 8/23/06

What matters to me is that when I read the Psalms and cry out to God in tears, as I am sure David did, I am encouraged of God's faithfulness THROUGH the trial.
---Madison1101 on 8/23/06

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Head knowledge is a nice tool to have in understanding the depth of the scriptures, but having the scriptures written upon your heart and evident in your life--that's what gets you through the trials. Knowlege and wisdom go hand in hand, as do knowledge of the scriptures and obedience to the scriptures, but just head knowledge...that's not enough I'm afraid.
---Katie on 8/23/06

Constantly reminding myself that God has everything under control, including this.

Because it's the objective truth, not my feelings about the circumstances, both of which are subject to change without notice.
But God's sovereignity isn't.
---Jack on 8/23/06

Waht helps me get through trials is to remind myself that God allowed this to come my way. If He allowed it, there is a reason. I also know that if He allowed it, He has already seen the thing through from start to finish and knows the outcome. He would not allow it if the end of the thing wouldn't bring Him glory and refine us into pure gold.
---Debbie on 8/23/06

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