3 Tips For Dealing With Trials

3 tips for dealing with trials

The story of David versus Goliath can teach us a lot about the trials in our  own lives. David was going up against a behemoth of a man in Goliath and no doubt at times probably wondered if he had made the right decision.

In the same way, we all have “Goliaths” in our lives from time to time and its easy for us to get scared, to think to ourselves that there is no way we can handle this, and to run away.

The “Goliath” in your life could be a circumstance. Maybe you recently lost your job and there seems no way in this economy that you will ever be able to find a job again. Not only that, the bills are piling up and you wonder if you can ever pay them on time.

Maybe its a relationship in your life that is taking a lot out of you. Maybe its an addiction that has controlled most of your life, hurting yourself, others, and God. And you wish you could just break free from it once and for all.

So let me ask you, what is the goliath in your life?

Whatever it is know this…its something that stands in the way between where you are and where God wants you to be.

So what are some  ways that you can handle the trials that seem so large and scary in your life?

Here are 3 tips:

1) Realize that you are not alone

Understand that whatever you are going through is something that someone, somewhere is either going through now or has gone through before.

That is one of the reasons fellowship is so critical in our walk with God. There are numerous support groups out there for Christians and you simply have to be willing and open to be vulnerable with others….this makes you strong NOT weak!

2) Learn to trust God on life’s road

Sometimes God allows these Goliaths to come into our lives to test us, to help us grow and to rely on God for everything. Think about your past when you were going through a difficult time that seemed insurmountable, how did it turn out?

Most times we find that we grew from those trials more than any other time in our life. Not only that, understand that the problems are never as big as they seem, even if they seem big to us they are small in compared to our God.

3) Persevere!

In order to go through and face our Goliath’s in life we must persevere. How many times have you been through something where you presevered instead of giving up?

Maybe it was for a week, for a month, for a year. But what happened in the end? You preserved just a little longer and then you were blessed. Learn to persevere through the toughest times.

I pray that this has helped you and I leave you now with a scripture that came to me while reading the story of David and Goliath.

“David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”

1  Samuel 17:45

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24 Comments

  • Avatar francome tupeestar says:

    What can I do to see the blessing of God? What prayer point can help me to see the blessing of god?

    • HealingfromGod HealingfromGod says:

      Hi Francome,

      I believe the blessings of God are all around us…so in order to see them I don’t think it requires any special prayer or vision or calling…the only thing that it requires is an attitude of gratefulness. I believe when we are grateful it becomes very easy to see all of the blessings God has given us. Hope that helps!

  • Avatar Mark Anthony l. Linsangan says:

    I will change my lifestyle as of today and I will not make any bad habits that turns grey to everybody. I do make positive attitudes that helps me become strong, have God-fearing, love every person around me esp. my co-workers, i will love my enemies, i will love my family, give them financial support in times they need me..I do always pray to our Almighty God that give me strength, blessed me, protect me from any trouble, love me, help me to any problem or trials i have face and also my love one’s, my family, friends. I will follow the word of God. Amen.
    Thank You Lord for everything You have provided me. I praise You oh Lord. I love You Lord Always..Amen

    • HealingfromGod HealingfromGod says:

      Wow Mark, I’m so grateful that God spoke to you through these tips and I’m really encouraged to see the life changes you are going to make. I will be praying for you and please keep in touch and let me know how you are doing! 🙂

  • Avatar Mark Anthony l. Linsangan says:

    I will love my work at all times.

  • Avatar elvis worlu says:

    hmmmmm…. What more can I say but thank you Lord for these tips…. Moving for change

    • HealingfromGod HealingfromGod says:

      Glad to hear Elvis, let me know how your walk with God is going from time to time, love hearing from fellow brothers and sisters in Christ :).

  • Avatar Imarayi Promise says:

    I’m going through a lot right now, that I even feel like blowing up

  • Avatar Mika Alugodhi says:

    I am going through a difficult time but l believe that my heavenly Father will see me through.

  • Avatar Tobalase Omolara says:

    I’m inspired by your teaching, though I won’t lie to you, I don’t think anyone in this world has ever had the type of problem I’ve gone through or going through right now but I know God will not allow me to die like this, I will conquer.

  • Avatar Nursetth Daley says:

    I have come to realise that “pride” is one of the biggest mountain in the lives of christians. In my experience I wanted so much to see my children follow through with the spiritual guidance I taught them through the leading of the holy spirit,and that they would be different from those i’ve seen turn aside, so with confidence I trusted that so shall it be, but as they grow older they had different views and I started to look back at the word of God. Train up a child in the way they should grow and when they are old they will not depart,what is this a wondered only to realise that they will have to be at a place in their lives where the principles will eventually chip in. I also realise that they are not mine they belong to God. This realisation has helped me to conquer pride.

  • Avatar Isata Joyce Kamsnda says:

    It is true for someone to have faith in GOD, thanks for the encouraging word you are giving to us I pray it will continue in Jesus name every Goliath in my life let them die by fire.

  • HealingfromGod HealingfromGod says:

    That is one of my favorite scriptures of all-time Ologundudu, thanks for stopping by!

  • Avatar Anonymous says:

    I am very grateful to GOD almighty for this message. .The message meet me when I really need such words of comfort in the present trials of life which I am real going through right now. I am also thankful to the people GOD is using through this medium to meet our spiritual and emotional quests in life. May the LORD continue to strenghten us all in HIS words and we shall all reign with our LORD and SAVIOUR at the end of this life, amen.

    • HealingfromGod HealingfromGod says:

      Hi,

      I’m so glad that these words spoke to your heart. It’s amazing how God works and I will be praying that God would give you the peace, strength, and direction to get through the trials you are experiencing.

      Blessings,

      Peter

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