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Twelve Reasons
We Should Face Our Trials We Courage


Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content - And having food and raiment let us be therewith content - Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have for he hath said I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.   Php 4:11, 1Ti 6:8, Heb 13:

1. OUR BENEFIT
Lo, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness. Isa 38:17

2. TO PRODUCE IN US A GENUINE FAITH
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ 1Peter 1:6

3. THAT THE WORK OF GOD MIGHT BE ON DISPLAY IN OUR LIFE.
Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be made manifest in him. John 9:3

4. AS AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS TO LOOK UP TO
As an example of suffering and patience, brethren, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. James 5:10

5. TO TEACH US WHAT WE ARE REALLY LIKE
And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not.Deut 8:2

6. TO CAUSE US TO RELY SOLELY ON CHRIST
Why, 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  2Cor. 1:9

7. TO PRODUCE A KNOWLEDGE BASED ON EXPERIENCE
We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose Romans 8:28

8. TO PRODUCE FRUIT THAT WILL LAST
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope Romans 5:3

9. TO ACCRUE GREAT REWARDS ON OUR HEAVENLY ACCOUNTS
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory 2Co 4:17

10. TO PURIFY US
So that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.1Peter 1:7

11. FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS
I want you to know, brethren, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, and most of the brethren have been made confident in the Lord because of my imprisonment, and are much more bold to speak the word of God without fear. Phil 1:12

12. BECAUSE OTHERS ARE WATCHING AND LISTENING
Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them
2Co 3:2 Acts 16:25

THINK ON THESE THINGS ACT ON THESE THINGS

May God grant you His peace 
If I can be of any assistance
please don't hesitate to drop me a line.

Dan

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Now I commend You Brethern To The Word Of His Grace That Is Able To Build You up And Give You An Inheritance Among The Saints Ac20:32