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Why Do We Go Through Hardships? Keep God in Life

How do you react when bad things happen? I wish I could say this wasn't me, but I'm guilty of saying "why me?" I think we've all been through something in life that made us question, "If God really loved me, why would He let this happen to me?"

If you've ever thought these things, you're not alone, and you're totally normal. 

Sometimes the trials we go through may be completely random, and oftentimes seemingly specific to you. You may have wondered if anyone else around you has gone through what you're going through. The answer is maybe, or maybe not.

It's important to remember that everyone has trials. In your darkest moments you might think you're the only one who's ever suffered like this, but just remember one thing. "Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:3-5)

When you're suffering, it's often our first reaction to look inward, and mull over everything we perceive as wrong with ourselves. We focus on our shortcomings, our mistakes, our failures, when in reality we should do the opposite. During suffering, look outward. Look to God's perfect example. Read the Bible, serve others, and look outside yourself. When you are helping others, you're not thinking about your current circumstances, your sole focus is on improving the life of someone around you. 

"If God really loved me, why would He let this happen to me?"

It breaks my heart to hear this, and it's sad to know that I myself have been the one asking this before. 

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

What more evidence do we need of God's overwhelming love for us? We are given adversity, obstacles, and roadblocks in life as a way to strengthen our faith, to become closer to the Lord. He wants us to go to Him, to have faith. It is an opportunity to show that we will not stray from God and that we are fully committed. 

If you find yourself in a trial that's seemingly never ending, focus your time in prayer and reading the Bible. Find a passage to read each night, find comfort in His word. 

I can tell you first hand when I am going through struggles, the most difficult thing to do can be reading scriptures. This is all just another example of temptation from Satan; don't let him have power over you. While reading the Bible alone will not fix your problem, it will give you the strength to go forth and power through. Keep God in Life with you throughout your trials and tribulations by clicking here.

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