In God’s original plan, trails and sufferings weren’t included. The abundance of life, on the other hand, was and still is. God didn’t change His original plan, but humankind failed to participate in it by inviting sin into the world. Believe it or not, trials became the primary tool for redemption.

One thing we should know, God isn’t afraid of being perceived differently because of the trails that He allows in our lives, He never desired to be loved in the first place based on making our lives easy and comfortable.

We must, therefore, be able to perceive God in trials and in calamity as we see Him in glory, for God never change. As you might have noticed, the Holy Scriptures makes a difference between trails (tribulations) and sufferings (calamity) that’s because God encourages trails and the enemy encourages sufferings.

In Exodus chapter 3, God tells Moses that He has heard the cries of the children of Israel and seen their oppression and that He has come to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians. Please note that this doesn’t come as a surprise to God, God foretold this to Abraham in Genesis 15:13-14:

Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, who they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

Verse 17 in that same chapter confirms that this was Gods plan to how the descendants of Abraham will inherit the land that God promised to Abraham by covenant.

What we should learn from that, is the fact that trails don’t have the intent of destroying us but rather cause one to gain surpassing substance.
In Romains chapter 5:3-5 Paul revealed the purpose of trials, its profit, and assurance

…we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed…

Here’s what we are to take with us from this devotional:

Trails are Gods tool to perfect us in our walk and faith in Jesus Christ. Therefore, a Christian is called to rejoice in them knowing that the reward is greater if we endure until the end.


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