When faced with trials, it’s often helpful to ask, “What is the spiritual lesson this challenge is teaching me?”
If faced with no money to pay the bills, is the lack challenging one to see supply, not as money, but as boundless wisdom, insight, creativity, resourcefulness and profitable ideas coming from divine Mind?
If faced with disease, is the ailment challenging one to find health in Spirit, rather than looking for it in matter where it will never be found?
If faced with conflict, is the strife challenging one to release ego, pride, self-righteousness, and learn the blessings of humility, Christliness and forgiveness?
Life is spiritual. Man is spiritual. The universe is spiritual. If we try to find life, individuality, happiness or health anywhere in matter, society or other people, eventually we will be left feeling stranded, even betrayed. That’s when it feels like we’re facing a trial. But right where mortality fails to deliver, God succeeds.
Have no fear of trials. They serve a healthy purpose, to move our affections from matter to Spirit, to learn that everything we need to be happy and healthy is coming to us from God, and that no mortal circumstance can deprive us of it.
Trials are opportunities to grow morally and spiritually. Learn the spiritual lesson they offer quickly, leave the ailment behind, and move forward with Truth.