Tribulations in Divine Perspective
Trial, regardless of what it is, makes us wise and wiser
Only when we know that God allows it for a reason
And thus accept it as it really is!
How does one know this for sure?
It is through an effective faith that believes in God and His Word
That we are certain that suffering is part of God’s will
Tribulation, be it common or peculiar, makes us deep and deeper
Only when we recognize it as God’s means to make us whole
And learn to live with it as it is meant!
How is that possible in real life?
It is through God’s grace that energizes us so significantly
That we dare to hope in God against all kinds of hopelessness
Suffering, physical or psychological, makes us strong and stronger
Only when we discern Divine purpose embedded in it
And seek to fulfill it as it is foreordained!
How sensible is this doctrine?
It is none other than God Himself who works in us so mightily
That we become God’s channels of salvation and consolation