Scripture tells us we need to persevere when we are in midst of a trial.
If we listen to the Lord during these times, we will handle the trial correctly. As we encounter these various trials and hang on to the Lord through them, and choose correctly through them, our faith is being refined in the fire so it will come out as pure gold.
Don’t waste your trial! When we persevere under trial, we become mature in Christ. We become more like Jesus. This is why, when we are facing a trial, we should literally thank God for it because if we handle it correctly, it is going to conform us to the image of Jesus Christ.
Life is a challenge, but remember, God is in the process of making us into mature Christians. Don’t waste your trials.
From: Rivers of Revelation, by Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider