The Truth About Trials by Larry Wynn

(outline) THE TRUTH ABOUT TRIALS
JOB 3:23-26
JUNE 22, 1997 A.M.
SUBJECT: TRIALS

INTRODUCTION

A. ALL IS NOT RIGHT WITH THE WORLD.
ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN ON THIS PLANET
FOR A WHILE RECOGNIZES THAT. AMONG
THE MANY PERPLEXING PROBLEMS ONE
HAS TO DEAL WITH IS THE MAJOR PROBLEM
OF TRIALS, ESPECIALLY AMONG GOD’S
PEOPLE.

B. THE BOOK “WHEN YOUR ROPE BREAKS” BY
STEPHEN BROWN IS ALL ABOUT DEALING
WITH TRIALS. IT IS AN EXCELLENT BOOK
FOR ANYONE WHO IS STRUGGLING WITH
MAJOR TRIALS IN THEIR LIVES. IN THIS
BOOK THE AUTHOR POINTS OUT THAT SINCE
MAN’S DILEMMA IN THE GARDEN THINGS
HAVE BEEN TERRIBLY WRONG. SUFFERING,
SIN, AND DEATH HAVE ROBBED MILLIONS.

C. JOB POINTED THIS OUT IN THE MIDST OF HIS
SUFFERING IN JOB 3:23-26.

D. TODAY, I WANT US TO GAIN SOME INSIGHT
ON DEALING WITH THE TRIALS IN OUR
LIVES.

E. IN DEALING WITH TRIALS WE MUST:

I. DISCOVER WHAT TRIALS ARE NOT.

F. TRIALS ARE NOT UNUSUAL IN ANYONE’S
LIFE.


1. TRIALS ARE NOT LIMITED TO ONE
GROUP OR ONE TYPE PERSON.

a. Most of would have little difficulty if
trials only affected the wicked.

b. Matthew 5: 45 “He causes the sun to
rise on the evil and the good, and
sends rain on the righteous and the
unrighteous.

2. EVERYONE SOONER OR LATER
EXPERIENCES TRIALS IN HIS OR HER
LIFE.

G. TRIALS DON’T GO UNNOTICED.

1. WE OFTEN THINK NOBODY,
INCLUDING GOD, NOTICES OR CARES
ABOUT WHAT WE ARE GOING
THROUGH.

2. GOD DOES KNOW AND HE DOES CARE.

H. THERE ARE THREE TIMES WHEN YOU
SIMPLY HAVE TO TAKE GOD AT HIS WORD,
THAT HE DOES KNOW AND UNDERSTAND.

1. WHEN THINGS I BELIEVE SHOULD
NEVER HAPPEN DO.

2. WHEN THINGS I BELIEVE SHOULD
HAPPEN DO NOT.

3. WHEN THINGS I BELIEVE SHOULD
HAPPEN NOW HAPPEN MUCH LATER.

II. FOCUS CORRECTLY.


A. WHEN TRIALS COME WE WILL LOOK IN ONE
OF SEVERAL DIRECTIONS.

1. SELF.

2. CIRCUMST ...


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