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How to Overcome the Trials and Tribulations of Life

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We all struggle with the trials and tribulations of life.  But what do we do when that happens?  How do we cope? Where do we turn?  For me and most of my friends, we turn to God.  

With the struggles that I have been through, if it weren’t for my relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I couldn’t have gone through the near-death illness and quadruple amputations as successfully, without Him.  If you’re not familiar with my situation, be sure to read all About Me, The Honest Truth About Living with Amputations, and A Son’s Perspective: My Mother’s Amputation Story, just to name a few.

I have an entire category about Overcoming Challenges on this blog, because I personally believe that there is no struggle too big, that you cannot move past.  And I want to help you with your trials and tribulations of life. I want you to know that you have options. Because I believe that if I can overcome the amputations of both hands and both feet, live an abundant life and write about it, well then so can you.  Although you might not want to write about your life though.  In fact, I have become such an advocate of positivity, that I wrote an ebook about it.  It’s called Victory Over Affliction: 30 Mindset Challenges to Motivate you. Make sure that you check it out!

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I would like to provide you with the best advice that I could find.  So I asked a bunch of my blogger friends the following question. “What do you do to overcome the trials and tribulations of life?”  So without further ado, here are their answers. I hope you pick up some great tips.

Tips to overcome the trials and tribulations of life

Mamie Pack from MamiePack.com 

“When I hit a setback, I pause to reflect “What is God showing me?”  Reframing my mindset around this question helps me to face my challenges as an opportunity for growth.”

Vickie Munton from Watering Can Blog

“1) Pause.  Pray. Get in His presence. Look at Psalm 73:17-28 HCSB!  “When I tried to understand all this, it seemed hopeless, until I entered God’s sanctuary…” (v 16-17);  2) Trust that God will take you one step at a time to the next right thing to do. “You hold my right hand.You guide me with Your counsel…” (v. 23-24); 3) See it as an opportunity for God to work and for Him to receive the glory!  “But as for me, God’s presence is my good. I have make the Lord God my refuge, so I can tell about all You do”. (v. 28)” 

Jenna Kosters from Peaches and Prayer

“I spend more time in God’s Word and pray. When I don’t do these two things, my obstacles arise and my attitude plummets.” 

Carri Mason from Down Aspen Lane

“I always ask, “What can I learn from this obstacle?” Also, thinking back on the times I overcame former obstacles and remembering the blessings and growth that came to me as I endured/overcame the obstacle helps give me needed confidence as I deal with new obstacles.” 

Karen Ellis from Warrior Women

“I’ve always had pretty low self esteem and as a result when anything goes wrong my first thought has always been to blame myself. I’ve learned over the years that if I really get in the Word and pray, that helps. But I also try to stop and think about the entire situation and look at the big picture before I blame myself or panic. I’ve been reading verses about who God says I am and how He sees me. This has really helped me come out of my shell and overcome a lot of different fears!”

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Tiffany Montgomery from Hope Joy in Christ

“When I hit obstacles I pray.  I pray for myself, my situation and then I begin praying for others.  I love to just scroll through my Facebook feed and pray for everyone who shows up there.  It helps me get my mind off the situation.” Tiffany wrote a great blog post that will guide you called How to Become a Strong Prayer Warrior and Why.  Why? Because we need more prayer warriors in this sinful world!

Shauna Parker from Confessions of a Baptist

“I look at obstacles as a lesson. What lesson does God want me to learn from this?” 

Advice on the trials and tribulations of life from Christian bloggers 

Patsy Burnette from Insta Encouragements

“If we were never led up steep treacherous hills, through deep waters and barren deserts, how would we ever learn to depend on His all-sufficient grace?” —The Heart That Heals: Healing Our Brokenness Through the Promises of God 

Erin Boado from Lullaby Lark   

“I don’t know about you, but when times get hard for me, my faith can really suffer. I begin to question God’s goodness and his intentions toward me. I wonder if things will ever get better, and I don’t necessarily know how to get myself out of it. I need resources outside of myself to rekindle my faith. Some of my favorites are: Disappointment With God by Philip Yancey, online and in-person support groups, my local church, and the Suffering and Sovereignty Bible Study and Experience Guide from First5.”What do you do when struggles rear their ugly heads? 19 bloggers sharing their best tips. #OvercomingChallenges #Inspiration Click To Tweet

Beth Bullington from As He Leads is Joy

“I tend to journal during those times when I hit an obstacle. It helps me to clear my thoughts. My journaling often takes me to what I know about God and ends in a prayer asking for help.”

Heather Chapman from Lessons From Home

“I am very stubborn and tend to become determined to handle the crises on my own.  As we all know, this is impossible and I find myself calling out to God for help. This results in prayer, worship music, long walks, and journaling.”  

Fleda Bennie from Woman Ministering

“For me it is giving genuine, from-my-heart thanks to God for everything I have and am. From the smallest to the largest. I combine that with prayer, praise and long walks by myself.”  Fleda wrote a beautiful guest post for me about gratitude. Make sure you check out Peace in the Power of Gratitude.

Debra Curto from My Weakness His Strength

“Praise the Lord! When we spend time praising, it has a wonderful effect on our view of the situation. Then I focus on what I can do, and trust that this will all work out God’s way. Today is His, I want Him to lead what I do and don’t do.” 

Jennifer King from Minding the Kings

“I cannot overcome the obstacles in my life with my own strength. I need God. That’s why when I face obstacles, I press into the Lord that much more with prayer and worship.”

Katie Jones from Agape Investing

“Some of my obstacles tend to stem from fear. Fear that if I take the next step I’ll mess up and it will end in ruin. When this happens I remind myself that courage is God’s power in us to overcome fear! What helps to remind me to have courage is hearing others’ stories of overcoming these same obstacles!”

Luisa Rodriguez from Fruitfully Living

“Currently, I try to do three things to overcome the obstacles in my life. First, I pray and then pray some more. Second, I reread my prayer journal to remember each time God got me through a problem. Third, I ask myself, “How can I use this to help someone else going through the same thing?”   

Lisa Wenninger from Authentic Truths

“Get my thoughts positive. The only thing I can control are my thoughts. I’ve learned to make this a full time endeavor.  Pray for discernment and peace. Listen and trust.”

Susan Nelson from Woman of Noble Character

“We all have stories to tell. The trials may be different. The women may be different, but if you put your faith in Christ, you can overcome anything that this fallen world puts in your path.”

Patty Scott from PattyHScott.com

“I pray; talk to my best friends; I focus on what is TRUE and shun what is false; and I wait on God – He will move. It’s not a matter of if, but when.” 

That’s a LOT of advice, my friends! I trust you’ve found some really great tips for getting you through the trials and tribulations of life.  What do you do when struggles rear their ugly heads? Please share your tips in the comments.love wendy signature logo

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  1. What a beautiful list of how to overcome the trials and tribulations of life. Thank you so much for the encouragement you share with us all and for openly sharing your story because my friend you are a blessing to many. I hope you realize this!

    1. I appreciate that so much, Stacey. I’m honored to share my story as well as so many tips to overcome the trials and tribulations of this life.

    1. Absolutely, Tiffany! We definitely need more prayer warriors in this world. I was so thankful to include so many tips in this post. Thanks for offering one of them.

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