Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the fragrance of his knowledge by us in every place.

We get so excited after reading scriptures similar to the ones above. We’re happy to know that we have the victory over every situation. But in order to be victorious, we have to have something to overcome. We can’t be more than conquerors if we don’t have any trials to conquer.

Jesus lets us know we’ll have trials (John 16:33). There are several reasons we have trials. One of the reasons for trials is it forces us to trust God. Trials are something we can’t overcome in our own strength. It is our reliance on God who always causes us to triumph.

Secondly, trials develop patience (James 1:3). Philippians 4:6 tells us to not be anxious for anything. This includes trials. During our trials, patience must be applied. Patience applied to trials builds character and hope; and hope never disappoints (Romans 5:4-5).

Finally, our trials will benefit someone else. How can we relate to someone going through if we’ve never gone through ourselves? We can encourage and give someone else advice on overcoming their trials based on how we’ve overcome our trials. We can let them know to totally rely on God.

We will face trials. Don’t allow trials to make you miserable. Seek God to see how our trials can benefit the Kingdom of God, ourselves, and someone else.

John 16:33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

 

Inspired by Joyce Meyer