Peace through Problems, Trials, and Tribulation- 7/14

In the literary work entitled: “The Aeneid” by Virgil, he explained that when a wounded soldier returned from war, he could barely sand up on their feet. Virgil exclaimed these words of determination: “In spite of everything, this man continued to stand firm.”

Frequently, when we encounter problems, trials, and tribulation, we tend to run away and quickly give up. However, the reality is that Christ came to give us peace in the midst of our chaos. The person that rises up victoriously in life is one who does not quit in battle and although wounded with marks and scars from the battle, they rise up victoriously because they continue to faithfully stand firm.

He will sustain us in His peace although the battle may be great. We have His promise in Isaiah 26:3 that states: “You will keep in complete peace those who’s thought in you persevere, because in you he has trusted.” If the thoughts in our minds are fixed on Him, we can withstand the heartaches of life confidently because we have persevered and deposited our faith in God who is able to do anything. When confronting trials, the mark of our spiritual maturity as Christians is found in Galatians 5:22: “For the fruits of the Spirit are: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control.” In order to possess the fruits of the Spirit, it is necessary that God is rooted inside us, because for something to bear fruit, it has to be either a plant or a tree. If Christ is planted in our being like the tree of life, we will be able to produce the fruits of the Spirit. (1John 15.1-8).


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