So Tribulations... is defined as A cause of great trouble or suffering or A state of great trouble or suffering
~My favorite Picture~
It states in the Bible "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted,
and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name sake." Matthew 24:9 KJV
(more references: Matthew 10:22 KJV, John 15:21 KJV, Acts 9:16 KJV)
I know he will not put me through something he knew I could not handle
(1 Corinthian 10:13 KJV and take the time to study into that :-)
and I trust him to help me through any thing I may have to go through,
whether it for the good or bad outcome!
Remember we may go through many tribulation and have bad outcomes, but it is how we use, endure, and gain from it what the LORD sees. I am currently reading a book "Corrie Ten Boom Sequel to the bestselling The Hidding Place Tramp for the Lord" This book is sad, but also inspiring... It is about a woman who was put into a concentration camp during WW2, she lost most of her family and she was not a Jew. Her family and her helped HIDE the Jews from the Nazis. But where found out, so thus in the book it tells us about how she went through pain and suffering (many trials and tribulations). She was able to sneak a Bible into the concentration camp. Her sister (Bestie) and her (corrie) would talk to the others in the camp about the Lord Jesus. they both went through much tribulation, but even though they were going through all that suffering they still told the other women about the Lord Jesus. They spread the gospel and saved many from hell that were dying daily (Bestie was one who would died there). It was more then just that Corrie was let go and knew the Lord wanted her to continue spreading the gospel and traveled around the world. She faced many trials and tribulations during and after the concentration camp... (Get the book to find out what she did and what she went through) But I say unto you, "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; ~Matthew 5:44 KJV~ How does your life compare to this... Can you be able to say that you endured and continued to push forward? Many will died in the name of the Lord all over the world and have in the past, that will not change! We may not have to go through as much as others have or suffer or even died for his name sake, but we should be able to preach the gospel to all and anyone! So stop slacking (I included) and lets start reaching these souls out there whether lost or gone astray, seek them out.
Pray to have the burden for the souls out there! No matter the trials and tribulation we must face and endure keep faith, pray and be joyful. Put it on the LORD and allow him full range on & in your life. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. ~James 1:2-3 KJV~ (Look at these verses also - Isaiah 12:2 & 1 John 4:4)