How Trials and Circumstances Build Our Faith in God
Updated: Jun 3
Have you ever felt like everything in your life was going wrong and that God was against you? It can be difficult to understand why we go through trials and hardships, and it's easy to lose faith in God during these times. However, in this sermon, we will discover how trials and circumstances actually come to build our faith in God.
The Purpose of Trials and Circumstances:
As Christians, we believe that God is sovereign over all things and that everything happens for a reason. This includes the trials and circumstances we face in life. While it may seem like these things are meant to harm us or cause us pain, they actually serve a greater purpose - to build our faith in God.
In James 1:2-4, we read: "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." This passage reminds us that trials and hardships are actually opportunities for us to grow and mature in our faith.
How Trials Build Our Faith:
So how exactly do trials and circumstances build our faith in God? One way is by forcing us to rely on Him more fully. When everything in our lives is going well, it's easy to become complacent and forget about our need for God. But when we face challenges, we are reminded that we cannot do everything on our own and that we need God's help and guidance.
Trials also teach us important lessons about ourselves and God. They reveal our weaknesses and areas of need, and they show us how much we truly depend on God. Through these experiences, we can come to know God more deeply and trust Him more fully.
Conclusion: Trials and circumstances can be difficult to navigate, but we can take comfort in the fact that they are not meant to harm us, but rather to build us up in our faith. So the next time you find yourself going through a difficult season, remember that God is with you and that He is using these circumstances to make you stronger and more mature in your faith.
Watch this message titled "God, Do You Have It Out For Me?" from Pastor Brandon Hill