So often when we go through trials we just want to escape them. We want to run away and hide rather than face our difficult times. I have definitely felt this way at times in the past few weeks. God has been working in my life a lot this semester, and I have realized that being in trials is not all bad. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
Instead of grumbling and trying to get out of a situation, we should praise and thank God for our trials. “Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 5:16-18 It’s during our difficult times that we grow the most. I have found myself leaning on God for strength just to get through one day sometimes. There will always be bad times in our lives; it’s how we handle them that makes the difference.