How is it that the trials that come my way are the most unwelcome and unfortunate part of my life. Yet, when going through and in the midst of them they grow me in strength and help me to become less dependent on myself and more dependent on the Lord. I have learned with out a doubt that God is in control of every area of my life. He is the omnipotent Creator who knows what it is that I am needing to mature into. Regardless, I go kicking and screaming every inch of the way, not desiring to disappoint the Lord yet really not wanting to go through the pain and agony that I need to go through to follow Him. This mountain picture we took with the sun shining and seeing the sun rays gave me a sense of peace after having gone through a major trial and coming out at the other end of it. It is exhausting and yet when I could do nothing about my pain, it was the Lord who held my hand and helped me to endure the path that I needed to go on to get His wonderful peace that surpasses all understanding. The lessons I have learned have grown me into maturity with the Lord by my side . Lessons that I can pass on to another straggler that have gone or are going through the same thing that I have gone through. God does eventually give peace, but not until we are ready to give up and surrender everything to Him.Romans 5:3-5 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disapppint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.