Psalm 40:2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. 3 He has put a new song in my mouth—Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord.

We’ll all face trouble (John 16:33). If we handle our troubles appropriately (rely on God’s Word, don’t doubt what He said, and don’t be moved by what we see), we’ll mature spiritually (James 1:3-4). Not only will we mature, but other people who see us overcoming our troubles will put their trust in God also.

Other people include: our children, relatives, co-workers, and complete strangers. If our co-workers still see us smiling and having a positive attitude after taking a pay cut, how intrigued will they be to know what keeps us sane? That’s when we can tell them about our faith in God. If our children see us being kind, loving, and not be negative after going through a messy divorce, it’s more than likely they’ll handle their problems using the same method they’ve seen in us.

Just know, our deliverance is for more than us. People are watching to see how we “Christians” will respond to trials. By trusting in God through our problems, they’ll learn to trust in Him too.