Every test, every trial, every heartache that's been significant, I can turn it over and see how God has turned it into good no matter what.
The word of God steadies me. He says your trials and tribulations make you who you are. So you can see my whole story in the way I endured and overcame some testing experiences.
As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises.
I struggle to be rugged and raw dude, trying to survive in the trials and lawsuits, Everybody wants to test me, WHY ME?
All thy vexations Were but my trials of thy love, and thou Hast strangely stood the test; here, afore heaven, I ratify this my rich gift.
I won't back down. I get a satisfaction from being tested and defeating the test.
Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.