Are Life's trials here to test our faith?

@chiyosan (29383)
Philippines
September 13, 2010 2:47am CST
What do you think, what can you say about this? do we need trials to prove that our faith in God never waivers? Would you think that we do need trials in our lives or would it be different for all of us if all things in our lives went according to plan?
5 responses
@bird123 (10486)
• United States
14 Sep 10
Faith has nothing to do with it. So many times it takes adversity, a problem or a challenge to give us an excuse to learn something. Adversity breeds invention.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. So sorry that i have replied to the discussion this late. have a great day and see you around the site! God Bless You!
@ankster (273)
• India
13 Sep 10
I believe that when a person suffers hardships and trials all the time he loses faith in God.God should not grant trials and sorrows to some of the people in bulk and to some of the people not at all.I know hardships are also necessary along with happiness so that a right balance in life is maintained but yes few people always suffer trials that is wrong on God;s part.The inequality is injustice by God and I think God should test everyone not only few ones.As far as faith is concerned it also depends a lot on family values.Those who are taught to pray and worship God will always maintain what they have been inculcated from the very beginning of their lives and those who are not taught from their very roots will lack faith in god and will not pray or worship him.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. So sorry that i have replied to the discussion this late. have a great day and see you around the site! God Bless You!
13 Sep 10
I am not a religious person so I would have to say no. i think that lifes trial are a way of testing our strength of character and are a part of the journey of llife. Not everything is happy and joyful all the time and we all have problems regardless of faith. It is a matter of character and strength as to how we deal with those issue, well that is how it goes for me anyway. Excellent question :)
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. So sorry that i have replied to the discussion this late. have a great day and see you around the site! God Bless You!
@akn1961 (1035)
• India
13 Sep 10
i think faith is very essential thing part of life.we try to prove in your honesty,your true in your self.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Thank you for your time to reply to the discussion. appreciate your effort in this. So sorry that i have replied to the discussion this late. have a great day and see you around the site! God Bless You!
@nicajoice (188)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
We don't need trials to prove our faith in God. But trials are essential to life because they make us strong, they build our character and they draw us closer to God. It is often man's tendency to forget about God when she/he is in the best of health, wealthy and living a comfortable life. When we face trials in life, we learn to acknowledge the fact that we are nothing without God, that things do not just happen according to our plan but in accordance to His will. When everything is always perfect, we fail to develop the skills needed for us to grow and achieve greater things. Remember, we are made to be great!
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
oh.. thank you for your response. I do believe in what you said - We are indeed made to be great people!