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How Do Trials Help Us?
Peter warned us, "...think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to lest you, as
though some strange thing happened unto
When you try to go up higher in God, the
demonic principalities and powers of the
air will fight you."
Nowhere do we hit resistance like we
do when we decide to establish a daily
devotional time in which to wait on the
Lord. When you get serious about seeking
the face of God, expect opposition and
trials. They often come.
It is comforting to know that even through
trials and tribulation, ' 'God works all things
together for good to them that love the Lord,
to them who are called according to his
purpose" (Rom 8:28 rsv).
As we wait on God, He turns on the fire
of trials, tests and temptations, and our
lives heat up. When we have reached the
"boiling point," two things result:
1) Sin And Self Are Purged Away.
2) God's Power Begins Working In Us.
God's power begins working in us and
through us with exciting supernatural consequences. When you place a cooking pot
of water over fire, the water will eventually boil. You cannot hasten or prevent
the boiling by watching the water, by stirring it constantly or by ignoring it.
Whatever you do, the water will boil when it reaches the boiling temperature.
The boiling is the result of the application of heat to the water,
not the result of some action of the water
In the same way, when we go through
the fire of affliction or tribulation, things
happen inside us — with no effort on our
part. They are the by-product of God' s heat
applied to the water of human nature. We
experience inner change. Our motives are
purified. Our desire to sin is burned away.
"Whoever has suffered in the flesh has
ceased from sin "(IPet 4:1). Yes, it is true,
"...they that wait [for His appointed time
with prayer and fasting] upon the Lord will exchange their strength for his. "