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Why Are There Trials In Life

I'd like to hear your reasons why you think we go through various trials in life. Is it solely because we don't obey God's word or are there other reasons for trials and tribulations in our lives?

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#1 If you read I Peter 1:7 and 4:12, you will find that we are not to surprised if we are in a trial. Trials are part of our growth process. We learn to exercise our faith. As Christians we are entitled to an inheritance. Eph. 1:11,14. Part of that inheritance is spiritual growth. We are seated with Christ in the heavenlies and that is where all spiritual blessings are found. Eph. 1:3 and 2:6.
---Debbie on 4/5/08

#2 We don't take our place in the heavelies in the natural but in the spiritual. To do so we have to pass through Satan's teritory. Eph. 2:2. Let me explain, every time you grow in the Lord, you are taking your place in the heavenlies and to get there you have to travel spiritually through Satan's territory. That of course, makes him mad and he will come against you, bringing a trial of your faith. God allows the trials because he uses them to refine you and to bring glory to Himself. Rom. 8:28.
---Debbie on 5/29/07

The children of Adam are presently attempting to run the world. Their attempts at this of course are miserably failing. It is these failings that bring about our trials and tribulations. And they're being kept like on a video and in heaven we will be able to revisit old trials and tribulations and understand our total and complete need of Almighty God in our lifes.
---Mima on 1/19/07

1.Sometimes trials are a feedback that your recycling the same old problems and that your life isn't right.
2. Trials teach us to fear God. Re 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
---jhonny on 1/9/07

Trials are used to boost our faith and test our faith. Look at Job. After going through everything he went through God rewarded him by giving him twice than he had before. If we stay patient and endure it in faith God will reward you in the end.
---Matthew on 1/9/07

Those trials are the ones that YOU have decided (with your FREE WILL) to overcome. The recognition that you chose those trials makes their purpose much more apparent. GOD BLESS.
---peter8365 on 1/9/07

Read the book of James in the NT, especially James 1:2-4. There it will state that trails are for the purpose of producing endurance. You also have to remember, Christians are spiritual beings in human bodies and as such are subject to every trail as the non-christian. It's how we use that time of trail that can make us stronger Christains.
---wivv on 1/8/07

Trials happen for four reasons: (1) God uses it so we can grow & matture, (2) Our disobedience to God, (3) Satan bringing it our way, (4) it just happens.
---Leslie on 1/7/07

Some are the trying of your faith.(James 1:3) Some are from careless mistakes. Some are distractions from the enemy to get you eyes off of the prize or vision God has given you.(Habakkuk 2:2-4)
I believe Paul said it best in Acts 20:24, "But none of these things move me..."
---Rickey on 1/7/07

Jesus said that tests, trials come from the devil to take out the word that was sown in the heart.

even the person who doesnt have faith in God goes through trials.

the common denominator is the devil. not what a person believes.
---JaeR on 1/6/07

(1)A seed must die to its self before the harvest can be brought forth.

In Job 28:28 states; And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

The wisdom of God is the seed.
Departing from evil is the dieing to self.
Understanding is the harvest.
---ShawnM.T on 1/6/07

(2)This dieing to self is what makes our journey in Christ feel like trials & tribulations. If we do not die to self we will not gain understanding of the potential of the seed; The potential of the seed is the harvest of God.
---ShawnM.T on 1/6/07

donna,now that being said God uses trial to try your faith.too help your faith to grow.
---tom2 on 1/6/07

It's what being an adult is all about. As a child, your parents could protect you from the world. As a adult, you will encounter trials and tribulations. Are you a new Christian?
---Trace on 1/6/07

donna, its thre trials,and sufferings of life that draw us to God.without hardship,and trials ,and suffering you would be content in your flesh.remember you are made by God,God wants all to come to repentence.have you ever noticed how most people in dark times, even though they may not be saved call on God?even pray,go to church?trials and sufferings are a way God draws you to repentence.
---tom2 on 1/6/07

Trials force you to strip away everythign that is unimporant, they are definately times where God wants to radically change us and build huge faith HUGE
---mark on 1/5/07

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donna, the fall of adam was the begining point.sin came into the world.but since jesus we are victorious even when our flesh tells us we aren,t.
---tom2 on 1/6/07

Jesus Himself said, "The servant is NOT greater than his Master."

Jesus literally went through hell for love of us, but the rapturist wants to get off easily.
---Jack on 1/5/07

We go through trials and tribulations to make us stronger in God. God knows when our faith gets weak, but he is there to lend a helping hand. Alot of the things we go through with, we put opon ourselves, in which God nor Satan has nothing to do with it. If a person is striving to make it to heaven, and doing all they can do for God, they can expect to go through trials and tribulations. Remember when your down in the valley there is higher ground.
---Rebecca_D on 1/5/07

For the glory of God. Look to the example of Job's trial was it not to show God's glory? Christians must understand that everything that happens in the cosmos is solely centerd around God for His glory. As a Christian are you not called for His glory? When He hardened Pharoah's heart was it not to reveal His glory? The central purpose of creation is for His glory.
---Ryan on 1/5/07

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The Bible says that the rain will fall upon the just and the unjust. It is just part of life. If we didn't have problems in our lives, we wouldn't appreciate the good times.
---Susie on 1/5/07

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