Adversity, Trials, & Opposition
Each person’s peace and happiness, both now and long term, may depend largely on his or her responses to the trials of life.
Adversity and trials come from different sources. (1)Trials may come as a result or consequence of a person’s own decisions and actions. These trials can be avoided through learning from mistakes and taking the right actions. (2)Other trials are simply a natural part of life and are not a result of any poor decisions and in fact may come at times when people are doing their best. For example, people may experience trials in times of sickness, uncertainty, or from the deaths of loved ones. (3)Adversity may sometimes come because of others’ poor choices, hurtful words, and actions.
How we face adversity will determine the long term outcome of such trials. When we ask questions like “Why does this have to happen to…
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