Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
There’s a saying.. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. It may sound corny but it is a call to embrace life’s challenges and see the positive lessons that always present themselves during a crisis.
The Bible is full of examples of people God used to demonstrate how we can turn defeat into VICTORY and trial into TRIUMPH.
God’s victors came through trials by having:
1) A Joyful Attitude 2) An Understanding Mind 3) A Surrendered Will 4) A Heart that Wants to Believe.
God tells us to expect trials and he promise to be by our side as we persevere through them.
Jesus warned His disciples “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NKJV)
Paul told his converts that “we must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”
Peter emphasized this in his first letter “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; (1 Peter 4:12 NKJV)