Friday, January 4, 2008

January 4, 2008

O our God, won't you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, “but we are looking to you for help. 2 Chronicles 20:12 NLT

What is a "trial?" If you are breathing then you have an idea what that word means. Each of us experience trials throughout our life. Nelson’s Bible Dictionary defines trial like this: “A temptation or an adversity, the enduring of which proves the merit of an individual's faith... For the Christian, to encounter adversity is to undergo a trial in which his faith is proved either true or false before God, the highest judge.” In 2 Chronicles 20:12, the Israelites found themselves, once again, in a predicament; a trial. They faced an army bigger than them. They didn’t know what to do. With all their military experience, even considering all the “trials” they had seen before, they came upon a new event in their life where they literally didn’t know what to do. They were afraid, felt inadequate, and needed help. That’s a trial. A trial is one of those times of real pain in life where you don’t know how to ease the pain and you would do anything to find an answer. Where do we need to look when we face our trials? We need turn to God for help. At that point, at least for the Christian, God becomes even more important as you call on Him for help.

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