We each have pictures of our lives before trials come. There is the person we used to be. Maybe, we were incredibly wealthy until tragedy strikes. Or if you are like me, trials come to enable you to be grateful for what you have and slow down to enjoy it.
As trials come, our lives change. These trials are ways that God can continue to mold us and make us more like Him—if we choose to love and live for Jesus Christ. Tragedy and trials change our character no matter who we are or what we are about. Our lives change, as we encounter different experiences.. Trials are messy and can destroy what we once were, but God is building us up to be greater than who we used to be.
I found this in my morning devotional.. Well-worth sharing..
There was a man…whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil. 2 Seven sons and three daughters were born to him. 3 His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys..Job 1:1-3
This, of course, was the life as Job used to know it, before his character was tested. His life became an unwelcome ride on a trolley called tragedy. And through all of this, Job refused to blame God or to sin.