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by Tyler Velau in General Questions about June 11 open - report

Trials of Life

1 Peter chapter 5 talks about struggle and adversity, but it also talks about ways that God will help us face those things. My question is, what is the right way to face struggle and tribulation? How are we supposed to face the challenges that may occur in our lives? What is the right thing to do? Are we to face these struggles with gladness knowing that He, our Creator, is with us and will help us get through these trials? Or some other way?

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    by Tracy Menzel about July 23

    Hi Tyler,I can testify to this as my mom was dying of cancer, I praised my God for His mercy, grace and love but I also had tears of sadness because my mom was dying unsaved. God hears us because just recently God confirmed that my mom took His hand and was saved. I pray this helps.
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    by Sylvia Todd about June 13

    Hi Tyler! If you're saying that you should be happy about the trials we face, I don't think that is realistic and detracts from being honest with God. As I think you're also suggesting though, there is a level where we need to know that yes, God is with us, that He has our best interests in His plan, and that even the bad times are a learning process. If we can truly rest in that, there is indeed joy!

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      by Tyler Velau
      June 13

      There is something that has been in my mind recently, and I've said this to a few other people as well, but it is to praise God in the dark just as much as we would in the light because He lead the Israelites as a pillar of fire at night and as a cloud du...  more

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      by Sylvia Todd
      June 13

      Yes, we should certainly get to a point where we can praise Him in the dark as well as in the light :). One of the moments in history that may resonate with what you're talking about is Martin Luther's "Here I Stand' speech (here's some info: http://...  more

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