Sunday, May 15, 2016

Spiritual Formation Through Trials » Paul's Ponderings

All of us would like life to be smooth, without bumps or surprises, yet we have lived long enough to know that is not the case. Life is difficult and full of unexpected problems.

We can react to these problems in one of two ways. The first way we can react is to allow these hardships and trials to make our lives miserable. The second way is to see them as opportunities for God to strengthen our faith.

In Seizing Your Divine Moment, Erwin McManus wrote; “It becomes more than obvious the longer you walk with God that His teaching environment for us really is life. And allowing us to fail is not a punishment from God, but a part of God's process for shaping who we are.”

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