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Why God allows us to go through trails? Kris Reece - Spiritual Growth

welcome to the Chris Reese channel where we help you to discover your purpose defeat your Devils and help you become everything you were created to be in case we haven't met yet my name is Chris Reese and today we ask the question why does God allow us to go through trials what do you think you are that's the question I asked myself as I sat in my study I had already cried out to God with all of the normal questions including why God why are you allowing me to this happen to me or and when God when are you gonna deliver me from this and I know that we are called to pray for all things but if I'm truly being honest and really wasn't praying so much as I was just adding God's name to my list of complaints so I decided I was gonna distract myself from my current woes and dive into the scriptures and that is when I had a very rude awakening each one of Jesus's followers suffered persecution even the Apostle Paul reminded us dear friends don't be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come your way to test you as though this is something strange that is happening to you you can find that in 1st Peter 4:12 and that's when it hit me who do I think I am that I shouldn't have to suffer hardships or persecution look hard times are more than simply unavoidable aspects of life they are part of God's plan and I've learned in my years of walking with Jesus that there are five reasons why God allows us to go through trials reason number one to glorify God it isn't all about you I find that I have to remind myself of that simple truth often Daniel chapter three is the story of King Nebuchadnezzar and three very brave men Shadrach Meshach and Abednego these men refused to bow before the king and by doing so they were sent into the fiery furnace but nevertheless they had faith that their God would deliver them and he did by this act these brave men gave glory to God you too can give glory to God in your trials if you have a divine perspective reason number two to offer discipline for known sin a good parent disciplines his children and that's what my father used to tell me I never believed him I just thought he was being mean but he was speaking the truth even the Lord disciplines those he loves you can find that in Hebrews 12:6 he wants what's best for you even if you can't see it in that moment reason number three to prevent us from falling into sin God won't let a bad thing happen to you that will not ultimately bring you more good than destruction many confuse hurt with harm you see God's correction sure does hurt sometimes but it will never harm us in fact it's always meant to turn us away from evil and back to him reason number four to build faith God's trials are one of the greatest ways to build your faith and my walk with the Lord I have found that many trials I have gone through were more about changing something in me like an attitude a mindset or a belief than it was about the situation you see the sooner you can look to God to change you the sooner your trial will end or at the very least it won't bother you nearly as much reason number 5 to equip us to comfort others it's easier to have empathy for someone when you can relate to what they're going through sometimes our trials aren't all about us in fact many are because God needs to break down a coldness and arrogance or a pride in us that keeps us from being able to come alongside someone and offer support we offer the same comfort that we ourselves received from God he helps us in all of our troubles so that we are able to help others that is a reminder from 2nd Corinthians 1 for perhaps today you can look at your trials from an entirely new perspective instead of putting your joy on hold until the trial is over why not take advantage of these trials as an opportunity to grow and mature spiritually 1st Peter 1:7 reminds us that these have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith of greater worth than gold which perishes even though refined by fire may result in praise glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed God loves you and he wants what's best for you will you trust him today even in the midst of your trials because if he's allowing it it must be for good reason so I want to pray with you father we come before you asking that you would cause us to see our trials from a whole new perspective from your perspective help us to grow in our faith and our trust in you lord help us to remember that you are our all-in-all and i pray for that one watching that one who's going through the test of faith where it seems like you have just gone through trial after trial and test after test and you're really beginning to wonder if God is even for you and he is here today to say that I am with you daughter I am walking with you and there is a glorious glorious hope so father we thank you we thank you that we can hang our hat on faith faith in you that you will deliver us that you will provide for us that you are our all in all and if you agree can you say Amen well that's all the time that we have for today but before we go if this message has blessed you I would ask that you click the like button and share it with a friend in need also if you have ever wondered what God wants you to do with your life but you don't know where to start I want to encourage you to pick up a copy of my new book make it matter it's a roadmap to living a life of purpose in it you will discover your god-given purpose develop your unique gifts and design the life that you've always wanted I will include a link in the description section below and while you're down there I have a free gift for you in the description section I will include a to a free five-day faith devotional so go ahead and grab your a free devotional so you can continue to grow in your trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ until next time I pray that you remember nothing is impossible with God you

Jean Kelley



  1. kim white Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I agree and declare in Jesus holy name AND so it is

  2. Magda Valencia Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Thanks you so much for this teaching. Truly you are an instrument of God!!!

  3. verocimil Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you for this beautiful blessings!

  4. Goldie banga Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Started watching your messages recently ! I'm blessed!

  5. Debra Lebarron Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I needed this too.

  6. Joseph Pup Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I got mine today in the mail. Can't wait to read it. I am pretty sure that God wants me to read this book to help me to know my purpose on earth.

  7. Daphne Smith Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    AWESOME & PRECISE. Glory be to GOD in the HIGHEST AMEN

  8. Nino Din Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Amen Amen Amen

  9. Elvie Elizondo Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Amen 🙏Beautiful ❤️

  10. Jamie R.RR. King Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    In Agreement
    In Jesus Name
    Amen Amen

  11. halfbreed808 Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Aloha. This year is really kicking my butt. It's been one thing after another. I can count the good days on one hand. Even though it's been rough I know that I'm enduring this for a reason. It feels almost like I'm being stretched and kneaded like a piece of dough, so something in me can be molded for God's glory. I keep this in mind everyday, Aloha ke Akua – God is Love.
    Mahalo for this video, it is a bright spot in my day. Aloha

  12. Ebony Dabney Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm


  13. GoodThing w/Otisia Herring Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you, Kris! I love this video! As a new you-tuber, this video helps me understand more and is very encouraging. I will apply what I've learned to my life. God bless you. Glory to God!

  14. Caroline K.S. Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I needed this. Thank you so much Kris. God bless you more🙌

  15. Marianna Krejniuk Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you so much for your prayer!!!

  16. Kris Reece Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

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  17. 1000mizz Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    what about those who endure physical pain and death? how come some are saved from persecution and others are not? one freed from poverty and another wont be? i understand the idea of trials….but one who no longer wakes up to continue their trial….what did that death prove?

  18. Tonya A Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I needed to hear this . AMEN.

  19. Janet Bellini Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    God bless you Kris. This video helped me to see that God wants to bring me closer to him. I have had many trials in my life but God has always helped me get through them. I am facing another trial now and I know God loves me and there is light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you Kris.

  20. khwana ronz Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Amen Kris Reece thank you so much for the sharing

  21. Kevin B Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    This was so good, much needed God bless Kris. Love the lighter background.

  22. Teresa Monastero Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Amen. Thank you, Chris.

  23. D Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Just bought your book

  24. D Posted on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Needed to hear this…thank you. GOD BLESS YOU