Here is an expansion of the four benefits that can be derived from trouble in our lives, as mentioned in my previous post “Do not waste your troubles.” Choosing to embrace these “opportunities” brings redemption to every trial we may have to face.
making life count
It’s obvious to anyone who fogs a mirror that trouble is an unavoidable part of life. As conscientious as we are at trying to live a trouble-free life, Murphy’s Law sometimes does catch up with us and bad news does knock at our door. And all of us know that it is what we do with trouble when it comes our way that makes us victors or victims, champs or chumps.
I shared in my last post “Dr. Death or Dr. Hope – it’s a choice!” about how a recent health crisis has given me a fresh perspective on life. The Bible and past experience instruct us that trials such as this are opportunities to learn God’s ways and more perfectly align our wills with His will for our lives. God has certainly used this lump in my neck to do that. In realizing how frail and fleeting life really is, here are some resolutions I have made.