God Permits Trials

Updated: Feb 20

Written by: John Sernaque

Call to Worship

Jeremiah 29:11

29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Patriarchs and Prophets

God permits trials to assail His people, that by their constancy and obedience they themselves may be spiritually enriched, and that their example may be a source of strength to others. The very trials that task our faith most severely and make it seem that God has forsaken us, are to lead us closer to Christ, that we may lay all our burdens at His feet and experience the peace which He will give us in exchange. {PP 129.2}

God is the alpha and the omega, the first and the last. He knows the outcome of all things. He knows the beginning from the end. The trials that we go through are for our spiritual enrich