Psalm 6:3 My soul is in anguish. How long, O Lord, how long?”

No one likes a trial. And tests are for school, not life – right? Yet, somehow in the sovereignty of God, these ‘ t’s ‘ (tests, temptations, trials, tribulations) are allowed. These ‘ t’s ‘ can tease us into turncoat rebels, ready to fire all our violent, aggressive complaining heavenward; OR, they can promote strength and health, dependency and devotion.

Lest you think you are the only one crying out to God, lest you think your chosen path in life should be solely smooth and sweet, fuel your faith today with some words penned by C.H.Spurgeon:

* Men may be drowned in seas of prosperity as well as in rivers of affliction

* Temptations and trials lurk on all roads

* By them we may illustrate the power of divine grace, test the genuineness of our virtues, and increase our spiritual energy.

* Worldly ease is a great enemy to faith. It loosens the joints of holy valor and snaps the sinews of sacred courage.

* While the wheat sleeps comfortably in the husks, it is useless. It must be threshed out of its resting place before its value can be known.

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