Thoughtful Thursday: Obstacles and trials

Something to ponder. . . .

Life throws many obstacles in our way, Satan seeks every opportunity to trip us up and own own flesh works against us as we head to the finish line.

The challenge is to see all of life pressures -- every obstacle, every trail -- as opportunities to become more like the Lord Jesus. Joy comes from knowing we are God's children and therefore no trial or difficulty is ever wasted. God uses everything in our lives to humble us and to make us more like His son. 

Keeping your eyes on Him will make all obstacles seem small in comparison and free you to love your husband, your children, your home etc.. without regard to circumstances. 

Whatever the injustice or trial, you can endure because "I can do things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13)

From: "Love Endures", The Excellent Wife by Karen Eiler

 Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 

Hebrews 12:2



  1. Obstacles will happen...but do not despair ... He has overcome the world! mari

  2. Obstacles are just that - they are just an obstacle to navigate - they are not the end of the world or the end of the path - and yes, thank the Lord we have a Way, Truth and Life to help guide us through it all. And no matter how dark it seems, His light always shines through if we open our eyes to His love!

    1. We forget that obstacles are not the end of the world and as you say, we just need to navigate around them. What a comfort to know that His light never dims.

  3. This is such a good reminder.... those trials continue to come, but each one was allowed by the Lord... and He can give strength to go through them. Thank you.... I needed this reminder today.

  4. Another great post and so true, thanks for sharing it at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  5. Another great post and so true, thanks for sharing it at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings


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