1/29/22

TRIALS

This post was written for Five Minute Friday
Word prompt--TRIALS
Five minutes to free write about it
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A trial can mean many things. My first thought was of a trial period where you are given the opportunity to try something out before making a commitment. Or the offer of a money back guarantee if you don't like what you purchased.

When I was young, a trial meant a challenge. Challenges were what I thrived on. I loved nothing better than proving people wrong who said something couldn't be done--especially if they said I couldn't do it.  

And then as the years went by, that word increasingly meant adversity, hardship, and affliction. Like unexpectedly becoming a single mom of two young children as the result of an untimely tragedy, or the near death experience that I wrote about in Oil of Myrrh. Not experiences I would ever choose, and yet there was always a testimony down the road to help strengthen my faith and my trust in a loving God who is in control. I have a tabbed notebook full of these testimonies. Each one recorded under the name that describes the aspect of His character that was revealed through it.

16 comments:

  1. Turning our trials into a testimony is a wonderful way to share your faith!

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  2. I don't like trials - or even challenges! However, when we look back we remember and see how God led us through each one!

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  3. What a marvelous idea! "I have a tabbed notebook full of these testimonies." I purchased the kindle version of your book.

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    1. Thank so much. I hope it blesses and encourages you.

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  4. What a wonderful way to turn those trials into testimonies!
    FMF#18

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  5. It is indeed a most wonderful way to turn those trials into testimonies, Sandra.

    Happy Monday!

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  6. Love the fact you journaled (recorded) your trials.
    FMF #35

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  7. This works for most of us and strengthens our faith!

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  8. Like others have said..the trials into testimonies show us and others that our God is a Big God and everything is held in His hands.
    Happy to see you back after your break.
    Sue

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  9. Trials into testimony - brilliant! We all have our individual stories to tell.
    Just popped by from FMF #36

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  10. Thank you for sharing this, so very interesting!

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  11. You commented that you don't see the three lines (browser menu just above my header to the left). Click on it. And if you'd like to see the blog as a website, use the three dots in the right of the address bar...find view as website and click on it.

    The only other thing I can figure out is the browser you are using may not read the html properly. Use Firefox or Chrome.

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    1. I am using Chrome, and even when I click on the three dots, it still doesn't give me the option to view as a website or to scroll through. (I read blogs on my computer--not my cell phone.) But that's okay. At least I can read your most recent post.

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  12. Hi~ Trials have been a part of my life, not only my own trials, but the trials of those who I love. We can either let trials tear us apart, or we can accept God's grace, try to learn from our trials, and sometimes, very slowly, move forward. Every trial I have ever had has strengthened my testimony of God's love for me...for all of us! Loved this post!

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  13. Being able to look back and see God's hand in those trials is a blessing.

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  14. Ah yes, when I was younger a trial was more of a challenge, even more so if I was told I couldn't do it. I was stubborn and determined. I love the idea of a testimony notebook, so cool!

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