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Be Joyful during Trials and When You are Tested, Turn to God

Some of the selected Bible Verses, Word of God, to help us build our Faith to be Joyful during Trials and When You are Tested, Turn to God. Let this be a blessing in your life.

Matthew 5:12
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Acts 1:14
They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Romans 5:2
through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:3
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;

Be Joyful during Trials, and seek god for his answers in his Words

How to approach our Lord? (Part II)

Dictionary meaning of Mercy is: It is an act of kindness, compassion, or favor. So when the blind men said “Have mercy on us” it’s similar to Matthew 20:20 where its John and James mother asked a favor of Jesus. So the approach way was similar to approach made by mother of Zebedee's sons. Now let’s look at the request that was made by these blind men. They said “Lord, we want you to give us our eyesight back”

[KJV]: “They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened”

There was no selfishness or self-centeredness in this request. This was requested so that these blind men can see and lead life as a normal individual. There was no wrong intention or wrong motives in their request. The initial response of Lord when these disciples and the blind med approached him was, He said “What do you want?” This is what Lord asks us all every time. He is there to give us and that also without any returns. All that he wants is to ask and that also with a good motive .

How to approach our Lord? (Part I)

Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Jesus with her two sons. She bowed down in front of him to ask him for a favor. "What do you want?" he asked her. She said to him, "Promise that one of my sons will sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom." Jesus replied, "You don't realize what you're asking. Can you drink the cup that I'm going to drink?" "We can," they told him.
[Matthew 20:20-22]

This verse highlights the way mother of Zebedee's sons approached and put forward her request to Lord. This same incident is available in Mark 10 within verses 35 onwards. The difference between the same incident recorded by Matthew and Mark is that in book of Matthew as “the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Jesus with her two sons” and in book of Mark as “Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him". Even though there is a difference of who is actually asking Jesus, but the reason and the request put forward in both these reference is same, they needed a favor from Jesus.