Fainting Under Trials

“Severe trials can make us weary and fainting.The Lord’s chastening can make us weary and fainting.  The Lord uses severe trials to rebuke and discipline us.  We faint under God’s reproof when we do not properly understand or appreciate the value of His discipline in trials (Hebrews 12:5).  If we do not see the hand of God in our sufferings, we will lose the benefit of them.  Patient endurance of afflictions gives a Christian strong evidence of adoption, it provides great assurance of salvation (12:7).  All men endure affliction; that in itself offers no conclusion one way or the other.  A heart that does not grow weary in suffering obtains a strong sense of paternal love.  Such a heart makes it evident that there is a loving relationship between God and the individual.  God is working in this way in the life of every Christian!  We should not grow weary in trials, because without a real participation within them we have no right to the eternal inheritance.”  –Michael Stohlmeyer notes on John Owen “Hebrews” Vol. 7 (pp.. 243, 252, 264, 267)

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About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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