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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thankful Thursday – Trial to Triumph


Iris at Grace Alone is hosting Thankful Thursday this month and has chosen “Trials” as the topic for this week.

Everyone goes through trials, and we can look at them in two ways:

Through the eyes of despondency and defeat, or

Through the eyes of faith and victory...

The first set of eyes walks in isolation and separation from God,

and

The second set walks in communion and unity with God...

So we have a choice:

Despair and turn trials to tears, or

Trust and turn trials to triumph...

I CHOSE TRIUMPH!

Through it all,

Remember the Lord

Is by your side

And will never

Leave or forsake you.

So be thankful in all things...even trials!



14 thoughts:

Debbie said...

I love how you wrote about the choice we have in trials. I chose triumph too Karen.

Blessings,
Debbie

hip chick said...

I like that you posted about our choice in these matters. We may not be able to change our circumstances directly. But, we do have a choice in how we deal with them.

Denise said...

Amen, beautifully said.

Diana said...

That was our topic last night at ladies bible study!!

Thanks for sharing this.

LisaShaw said...

Oh Karen, this hit it on the head for me:

So we have a choice:

Despair and turn trials to tears, or

Trust and turn trials to triumph...

I CHOSE TRIUMPH!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

I am choosing truimph too! Happy TT!

Melissa said...

With God all things are possible, even peace, contentment and triumph in trials! God is so good! I always love stopping by. :)

God bless you, Karen!

Jerralea said...

I choose triumph, too!

I love your acrostic for trials. Good job!

Jerri

Faith Imagined said...

I am choosing Triumph with you! Great post!

Faith Imagined said...

Your post has got me thinking about our choice when confronted with defeat/despair....

Your words are mixing in with what I'm reading in the Bible.

I feel a new post a-brewing!

Karen said...

Wonderful acrostic for TRIALS. I need to remember that!

Michele Williams said...

I CHOSE TRIUMPH! Amen sister! Great thankful post!

Angie said...

Oh I love that! Triumph over trials any day and all the way!!

Hope your weekend is a blessed one!!!

Peggy said...

Blessings Karen...I choose TRIUMPH and TRUST in HIM! Thank you for such a thoughtful post on TRIALS! I love your acrostic and it's perfect to remind us! I can recall many times when my trials became tears or even despair...I'm thankful for your insights and this prompt to choose TRIUMPH! You are so smart! Must be that early morning writing (12:25am?)

So thankful for you and that Jesus never leaves us or forsakes us...though there have been times I thought He had!!! Bless you my friend and thanks for all your visits. They so encourage me!

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