The gift of a trial…

“The greatest grace God can give anyone is to send a trial which cannot be born with one’s own powers – and then sustain that person with His own grace so he may endure to the end and know the true source of salvation.”

Justin Martyr (100-165 A.D.)

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2 Responses to The gift of a trial…

  1. Julie Scase says:

    Puts trials in a whole different perspective–a blessing. We can look forward to the end result even while in the midst of the trial, assuming we are leaning on God in the process! I like it!

    • ex3318 says:

      I agree, Julie. In the midst of it, it sure is painful to have things pried from our grasp (like health, a child, security etc). I can only speak from the experience of relatively minor suffering but I bank on Paul:

      1 Cor 1:8-9
      8 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself.
      9 Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.

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