Trials can often bring us to a crossroad in life; we can become bitter or allow God to make us better through them. God’s desire for us in those times of asking “WHY?,” is that we would run to Him and not away from Him. We as His children need to go to the Father when we hurt so that He can comfort us. There are also times that we need to get ourselves in right relationship with our Father, we need to “check up” and see if our pain may be the results of some sin in our lives.
Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
David was a man that was familiar with trials. Some, self-inflicted, some through no fault of his own. Yet, being a man after God’s own heart, he was willing to consider whether the trials he was facing were of his own doing.
We should be people that are willing to see if our problems stem from a root of sin. As we experience troubles, we should pause to seek the Lord and see how our relationship with the Father is. It may be that we would discover we need to turn back to him in repentance asking for Him to forgive our sin. There may be natural consequences for our actions, however whatever they may be, we will not go through them alone.
The trials you may be facing today, or will in the future, could be the Lord trying to get your attention. It could be that you need to start a relationship with the Lord through His Son Jesus Christ. Sometimes the Lord brings us down so that we will look up. Turn to the Lord today, either for restoration of your relationship, or for comfort in time of trial.