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How To Trust God Through Your Trials

And Still Give Thanks

There is a vibration in the universe right now! Yes, there is! It is called the vibration of gratitude and appreciation.

You see, rather than murmuring and complaining, I have meticulously chosen my response to my newest storm and one of my greatest tribulations right now. I choose to put the situation in God’s court of law and thereafter to maintain a positive attitude. I can also confidently say that I am trusting God through my trials.

I was awakened by a dream early Easter Sunday morning. Upon coming into a full state of consciousness, I paused for a moment to thank God for the precious gift of life. I appreciated the fact that the air that flowed through my nasal passages and filled my lungs was LIFE itself and the presence of God of this universe in whose hands is all power.

Upon reflection about what I dreamt, something was not right about what I saw or heard in the dream. But through my life experiences, I have learned that not every vibration that the universe releases or every sound that the earth blows is yours to contend with or to keep.

I know that because Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep; and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.” 

What’s my point? Glad you asked.

You cannot weep and mourn in a season when God is saying it is really your season to laugh, dance and to rejoice! You cannot give birth to your dreams, thoughts and ideas for success in a season when it is really the time for you to die to self, bad attitudes and old habits! You cannot plant in a season when that season is the one where you root up and pluck up everything that is not of God or in alignment with His word!

Everything that happens to you in your life, there was already an appointed time and a set season for its manifestation. So then, with that said, here is

how you can go about thanking and trusting God through your trials:

1.) Carefully select your vibrations

Remember life happens and every once in a while, things will happen that is out of alignment with your modus operandi or your vision and dreams. That doesn’t mean that you fight every battle that comes your way.  Take responsibility [forgive yourself and others] where there is need for it and you move on. Regroup. Refocus. Whatever you focus on deeply you will attract into your life. Let your focus be on the positive and good things.

2.) Begin to rejoice and give thanks to God

In good times and the bad times, give thanks to God. This must become your lifestyle. Have an attitude of gratitude and never take anything for granted. Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will that in Christ Jesus that you do this. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18 And guess what, He is in total control!

3.) Exercise contentment while you surrender everything to God

“I am not saying this out of need, for I have learned to be content regardless of my circumstances.” ~ Philippians 4:11 (Berean Study Bible) This is quite a humbling experience but I have found that the more I exercise contentment and continually delight myself in God, He is working matters out for me.

4.) Pray on every occasion

Prayer is very effective in communicating to God and is by far the very best antidote against life’s challenges and difficulties. When you surrender everything to God in prayer, He gives you His peace. Use every opportunity that you have to pray and wait for the Lord to reveal His thoughts of what is on His mind concerning the matter.

I find these verses of scripture in 1 Peter 4:12-13 very comforting and reassuring. It says, “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test you, [that is, to test the quality of your faith], as though something strange or unusual were happening to you: But insofar as you are sharing Christ’s suffering, keep on rejoicing; so that when his glory [filled with his radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may rejoice with great [exceeding] joy.” (Amplified Bible) AMP

So though it be a strange thing and you are sharing in Christ’s suffering, there is reason to hope. Through your prayers you become partakers of the revelation of His radiance and splendor which is all the more reason for you to rejoice and be glad.

5.) Expect the unexpected

During the natural course of life things don’t always go the way you planned it to go. So have an open mind with regards to the outcome. Hold the bar of your expectation at a level that do not leave you with the feeling of disappointment. Habakkuk’s mind-set was one to rejoice and to be joyful in the Lord. He says,

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” ~ Habakkuk 3:17-18 (NIV)

Final thoughts

While it is true that running away from your problems is a race you will never win, it is equally true that not every battle is yours to fight. Moreover, in order to both heal and to win, you have got to choose your battles and your storms wisely.

“Every experience is ordered by grace to teach and remind us of who we are in the divine scheme of things.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

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About Yvonne I. Wilson (758 Articles)
Yvonne is a positive thinker, a catalyst for change, and a conduit through which holistic healing takes place and destiny is fulfilled. Her ministry through her blog, Empowerment Moments, came at a very low point in her life and was born out of much adversity, persecution, physical abuses, and rejection to the point of her being suicidal. She was left feeling defeated and shrunk back by fear. But through some miraculous means, God has given her pain purpose and a unique voice through which He speaks to touch the untouchable, to reach the unreachable and to empower, inspire, motivate, encourage and uplift the hurting and spiritually wounded to bring about healing and wholeness - mind, body, soul and spirit, one person at a time.

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