In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right until someone steps forward and cross examines. (Proverbs 18:17)
If God has called us to his highest and best, each of us will have a time (or two) of crisis, when all our resources will fail and when we face either ruin or something better than we have ever dreamed. But before we can receive the blessing, we must rely on God’s infinite help. We must be willing to let go, surrendering completely to him, and cease our own wisdom, strength, and righteousness. We must be “crucified with Christ” and yet alive in him. God knows how to lead us to the point of crisis, and he knows how to lead us through it. -Adapted from: Streams in the Desert
The difference between the words “trial” and “trail” is the placement of the letters “i” and “a”. When “I” comes first it is a trial. But when “A” comes first it is a trail. Let the “A” come first- let Adonai lead and turn the trial into a trail. Whenever “I” try to get ahead of “A” the trail becomes a trial. (Adonai, Hebrew- translated Lord, is used 439 times in the Bible. In the Old Testament Adonai occurs 434 times. There are heavy uses of Adonai in Isaiah (e.g., Adonai Jehovah). It occurs 200 times in Ezekiel alone and appears 11 times in Daniel Chapter 9).
Is God leading you in this way? Is this meaning of your mysterious trial, your difficult circumstances, your impossible situation or that trying place you cannot seem to move past without him? But do you have enough of Him to win the victory?
Reckon it nothing but joy…whenever you find yourself hedged in by the various trials, be assured that the testing of your faith leads to power of endurance. (James 1:2-3)
He may not show us the twists and turns of the road ahead, but He knows they are there and He will thoroughly equip us for the journey.