ENDURING TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS
While having trials may not be a blessing,the good news is that enduring trials brings blessing.James (in the Bible) concludes,"blessed is the man who perseveres under trial,because when he has stood the test,he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love them.
That's a Bible verse quoted by Sofia Gabuyo, a woman of God at the Methodist church, Milan.Her sermon was so inspiring that I decided to share it with you especially during this Lent period.
She continued to say," Enduring temptation means that we must bear up under it,not getting mad at God when troubles come and things don't seem fair.We must remain faithful while we wait even if God takes His time in bringing us through it all.Enduring temptation means that we take the troubles of life and bravely face them,continuing to trust in the Lord's promises.We should bear our trials patiently and with integrity because we know that they're all in God's hands and will somehow work out something good in our lives.We need to remember that temptations are nothing more than the tokens of God's love and confidence in us.He allows them to help us draw closer in prayer and fellowship with Him."
"Dear brothers and sisters,the greatest blessing of God flows into lives that stay in the race and cross the finish line.We must make the choice to persist in all circumstances,so we can be the kind of people Jesus wants us to be.We must persist through the difficult times of life to discover the rewards that Jesus was waiting for us.When one day we stand before the throne of God,I pray that each will receive the crown of life."Said Sofia.
She also quoted some Bible verses;
Have a blessed Sunday.
|A few members of the congregation|
|Sofia and family|