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Choosing to walk by faith through trials

 “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.”

1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV

Choosing to walk by faith through trials

What trials are before you today?  What difficulties have you weighed down and feeling weary? Not one of us will escape fiery trials and deep waters in some way or form.

What come natural

When coming head-to-head with our problems it is natural for us to want to run the other way (flight). We cry out “why God, why me?” and question if He really is good. (freeze) And we might even fight back against the problem in our own wisdom (fight), but none of those are choosing to walk by faith.

James had a different opinion about trials.  He said, “count our trials as joy.” in James 1:2.  LOL, is that the emotion that is stirred up within you when you think of your problems?

Hold on to that anchor

The greatest gift we’ve been given in the face of trials is faith!  "This hope (our faith in Christ) is the anchor to our soul." Hebrews 6:19 (words in parenthesis was added by us)

By faith we can:

  • be joyful even though we walk through a deep valley
  • have hope even when it all looks so dark and hopeless
  • have peace, even as circumstances are completely out of our control.

Our journey is bigger than this moment or season


Faith can help us to see that God stretches and pulls us in ways that are for his purpose. That God sees trials as a chance to produce character and spiritual maturity within us.

It is walking by faith, even in the midst of trials that we can stay focused on Christ, silence Satan’s lies and be dependent on the Lord Almighty for strength, provision and protection.   

Are you going through a trial in this season, dear friend? 

Psalm 91 is such a comfort to me as I walk through hard times and valleys.  And filling my ears and heart with praise music also helps, grab our Spotify worship playlist here.

Cheering you and lifting you up,

Your friends at Sparrows Grace.

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