It should come as no surprise to those of us who follow Christ that we will be presented with daily challenges. These challenges can come in many forms. There are life circumstances that we may face that are beyond our control, people we may encounter, health concerns etc. If we were born on this Earth we WILL face battles in one form or another and at times from various forms at once! Though they are never enjoyed, they are to be expected from time to time.
Without the battle there will be no growth. That’s just the way it is. Just as exercise increases our physical muscles, trials increase our spiritual muscles. The key is in remaining obedient even when we would like to do anything but… The victory is always sweet when we do so. Some battles are for a day, some for years and some still for decades but there is always something to be gained by each and every one.
Ephes 6:12 (KJV) 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
If Jesus promised we would experience trials, we can be sure we will but remember and claim, John 16:33 (KJV)
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Though our trials often roll in like a storm cloud we are to take them to Jesus and stand firmlyon His word. He will never disappoint! 2 Corin 10:4 (KJV) 4For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.