Events That Make Us Stronger

By: Inessa Deshkina

 When was the last time someone did something that made you ponder about how you should react? Something that made you go back and:

1) Read the Bible – seeing what God says about it

2) Pray – asking God for wisdom, understanding, and encouragement

 3) Search for an answer from trusted sources.

These little things test our faith. And at times we may feel like someone is bursting our bubble of comfort. For instance, someone may be criticizing us from the eye of a stranger but we don’t like their answer. How do we react to such things?

                In James 1:2-3 it states, “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.” In my words, hardships make us into better people. They ground us, make us consider all over again what we believe in, and make use stronger in what we stand for. Hardships open our eyes to things we haven’t seen before.

So in your next “trial,” remember that it too carries benefits with great weight. This trial too will lead you closer to God and make you wiser.