Posted by: Toni Sprandel | August 12, 2013

Blessings from trials

Blessings happen even when we at first don’t realize it.  Sometimes blessings come out of trials.  I found this to be true.

We had really been struggling with some physical issues with Larry.  His back pain caused so many issues with walking and tightness.  After speaking with his Rehab Dr, he prescribed a new medication to try to alleviate some of the nerve pain he was dealing with.  He has been on this medicine maybe 4 months and it is helping.  But as with all medicines, it does have side effects and one of those is it is loosening some muscles a little too much.  This has caused other issues we didn’t have.

The blessing in it is this, we were able to find a solution for our “problem” that actually has made life so much easier for us both.  The solution was something we knew we could do but never really thought about doing it.  So next time you are faced with issues that are frustrating you; pray for wisdom and guidance from the LORD and be open to any idea He gives you, no matter what it is.  There just might be a blessing tucked into that solution.

Dear LORD, thank you so much for providing us with the wisdom and guidance that we really needed.  You care about the “little” things just as much as the “big” things.  Thank you for Your blessings beyond measure. In Jesus Name, Amen.  


  1. What a blessing! Praise God for His unexpected provision.

    • Yes, totally unexpected but greatly appreciated!

  2. Wonderful testimony, Toni. And it’s so true. Sometimes it takes us learning this lesson the hard way for us to really understand the blessing in our struggles. Thanks for this great reminder!

    • Tanya you are so welcome! I appreciate so much your comments and support! Love you dear sister! 🙂

  3. It’s true. So often blessings do come out of trials… maybe not right away but eventually. I’m so glad you both were blessed. \(^_^)/

    • Thanks Rene! Yes, I was so surprised when I realized it! Have a great week! 🙂

  4. Amen. I love your perspective 🙂 The right perspective can get us through anything!

    Blessings to you.

    • Thank you JC! I am so glad you stopped by my blog and took a moment to comment. I pray that the LORD will bless you also in a mighty way! 🙂

  5. SO TRUE .. really loved reading this tonight, dear 🙂

    • Oh, thank you! I just needed to share the faithfulness and care of the LORD. My life is full of blessings everyday and I need to share that more! Have a great week! 🙂

  6. Reblogged this on A Needed Word and commented:
    I pray this will bless your heart today.

  7. Toni, it’s because when you are looking you will find His blessings awaiting you.

    So… Go looking! 🙂

    Blessings to you my friend,

  8. Amen!You are so right grandma. Blessing often came out from trials or suffering. Really love your post.

  9. Toni,

    I believe one mark of a mature Christian is to come to the recognition that even our trials are for our good. When we can thank Him for the very trials we face, we have clearly grown in grace!

    Lord bless you.

  10. Amen Toni!! Amen… Thank you for this. So true and such a great reminder!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  11. Yay! God is good!


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