Monday, August 10, 2009

Trials and Trails

Isn't the English language pretty amazing?
Just by changing around a couple of letters in a word, it can have an entirely different meaning. Have you ever even thought about the relationship between the words..."trials"...and "trails"? Well...I hadn't until a couple of weeks ago....and the thought just kept coming back to me, so I figured God must want me to share it with the rest of happens so many times....He wanted me to do a little research for my own good!!!!
Here's the scripture I want to concentrate on for just a little bit...I promise to keep it short and sweet:
1 Peter 1:6-8 (NLT)
So be truly glad.There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.

As we go down the trail of life.....we're all going to be faced with many problems, heartaches, decisions, health many different things that we can label as a "trial"....something difficult to have to endure. How we handle those trials....can so very much determine the "trail" that we are leaving others to follow. I don't feel as though I've been handling my "trials" very well recently....but I still know where my strength and hope and faith lies....not in man....even though I have some dear, precious friends who I know have prayed for ultimate hope and faith and trust is in Jesus...and if anybody is keeping a watchful eye on me...then, I hope that they see that. matter the "trial" you're gong're leaving a "trail" for someone else to follow....allow them to see that even though your "trail" gets rocky sometimes with lots of "trials" still know the ONE to turn to.... still keep your faith and trust and HOPE.... HIM!!!
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!


  1. Another excellent post there Deb - I don't know how you keep thinking these up! I don't think I've been managing my trials very well either.

  2. I never thought of it this way. We were given a card this week-end and a personal message the friend wrote...Life doesn't seem fair but in God eyes it will never know the strength others gain by looking how God has given your family in the past months

  3. When we face these trials there is someone who always walks with us down those trails. He said he would never leave us or foresake us.


Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24