Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sharing life through the Word of God with love, encouragement and faith in challenging times (smile)

Trials and Tribulations – Pray and Let Go

Challenges. Troubles. Things. Also known as trials and tribulations. (gritted teeth smile) At some point, we endure trials and tribulations on top of our stuff. (shock face) The good news is that God never gives us more than we can bear. We must pray and give it to God. Cast it, by faith, and let God work on our behalf. (smile)
Here’s the thing, don’t take it back! Keep our hands off. (nervous smile) This means no talking about it! No worrying about it! No asking somebody, “What do you think?” Let go and Let God.

As a good friend, of mine, likes to say “leave it, at the foot, of the cross.” (smile) Friends, we must find little ways to renew our mind during trials and tribulations and things and stuff! Spoiler alert–I use things and stuff, as another way to fill in the blank. (wink and a smile) Besides, it gives us something to do–think. Smile, we must keep our sense of humor!

We are all working through something, right? Sometimes, we may feel compelled to help. Don’t. Have faith. Practice the pause and pray. Roll with it. Sing a song. Praise The Lord, each time the mind wonders. Sometimes, just talk to Him, be honest, He already knows what we’re thinking. Ask Him, what am I missing Lord? Many times, we just need to crawl or walk through it. (smile)

Finding little things that work. (smile) I share this because the Holy Spirit taught me various little things, through the years, that helped to renew my mind. Thats where I got the 🎶🎶going around the mountain one more time🎶🎶 it was my theme song for awhile. (shock face) Glory to God!

God bless and equipped us, by faith, as we give our things and stuff to You. Let thy will be done.

Scriptures for our reading pleasure. (smile)

Trials – Hardships That Try Our Faith
Characteristics of Trials:
Some very severe – 2 Corinthians 1:8-10
Cause of, sometimes unknown – Job 1:7-22
Sometimes physical – 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Endurable – 1 Corinthians 10:13
Rewardable – Matthews 5:10-12

Design of Trials:
Test faith – Genesis 22:1-18
Purify faith – Malachi 3:3, 4 and 1 Peter 1:6-9
Increase patience – James 1:3, 4, 12
Bring us to a better place – Psalms 66:10-12
Chasten us – Isaiah 48:10
Glorify God – 1 Peter 4:12-16

Tribulations – A State or Time of Great Affliction
Description of:
National distress – Deuteronomy 4:30
Afflictions – 1 Samuel 10:19
Persecutions – 1 Thessalonians 3:4
Severe testings – Revelation 2:10, 22

Tribulations – Christian’s Attitude Toward
Must expect – Acts 14:22
Glory in – Romans 5:3
Overcome – Romans 8:35-37
Patient in – Romans 12:12
Joyful in – 2 Corinthians 7:4
Faint not at – Ephesians 3:15


  sf wrote @

Right-o! Very needed for every worry and everyday.


  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thanks sf (smile) Blessings!


  jesusmyjoy wrote @

i need your prayers for spiritual growth.


  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

I will pray that specific prayer for you Betty (smile) By faith, it will come. Blessings, my friend (smile)


  jesusmyjoy wrote @

thank you so much


  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

You are welcome so much (smile) Enjoy your day!!


  shade akinbiyi wrote @

Amen. Awesome post! Thank you for the inspiration Ann. Bless you! 🙂


  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God! Thanks and blessings Shade. (smile) Enjoy your day!!


  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Reblogged this on Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013 and commented:

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? ~ Jeremiah 32:27 ~
Another illustration of faith and trust in God. Every single time!


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