Trials rarely come with advance notice,
so they are usually a surprise.
But really, we should expect them.
Though this passage is referring to suffering for Christ’s sake,
we can understand it to mean any trial that comes to us.
Troubles are a part of life that will happen and are not unusual.
We are not alone in them, we have a Helper at our side.
Is there a painful trial in your life?
Do you know you have a Helper?
Have you asked for His help?