Fear of Trials and Difficulties can be Crippling…
“A life void of trials would be one void of growth. Trials take a rough hewn stone and polish it smooth and brilliant. We want to be brilliant, yet we desperately desire to avoid the painful and uncomfortable process of getting there. I have found that accepting pain, hurt, and difficulties as learning experiences has given those struggles a purpose and an end result. This enables me to learn, accept and move through them. Fighting against the polishing only makes it take longer. Accepting it as the will of God, allows Him to help me get through it.” – May 5, 2014
I should have been happy and fulfilled…
I felt a heavy weight on my heart.
I felt the doom of an impending trial.
I became consumed with the fear that my fairytale world would crumble apart. I desperately did not want to give up all that I had worked for and sacrificed for so long to acquire.
I remember a time when I was visiting a good friend and in desperation I finally asked her,
I remember her response, and it helped me to understand the purpose and importance of
trials in our lives… How they teach us,
refine us and,
help us to be the kind of people our Heavenly Father wants us to become.
I wanted so desperately to avoid the big trial that I felt was coming my way.
That conversation helped me to understand that I needed to go through it.