Victory In Trials

Author: Rev. Esther Holmes
May 10, 2018

Think about it!  I Peter 1:6-7
Wherein greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perish though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
Some judge whether you’re a Christian at all when you are going through this.  Some believe falsely that once saved all is well.
Heaviness – means to be grieved, to be troubled, to be broken in pieces.
Its not merely that we have to suffer certain things, but that the sufferings of these things does grieve us.  We are troubled by them and are really unhappy by them.
II Cor 4:7  A part of the paradox of the Christian life – through trials comes balance.  But if not received right it throws us out of balance.  We fail to maintain the balance.  Then the heaviness this grief overwhelms us and really casts us down.  Then when people look at us they see the grievous heaviness more than the great rejoicing.
It’s normal for a Christian to experience grief and sorrow, they know loneliness they know what it is to be disappointed.  Christians can rise above these feelings though you feel them.