Precious Trials

1 Peter 1:7 KJV That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
 
What do we value above anything else? That question would probably have as many answers as those asked. One answer that we would never give is that value trials above everything else. However, we see that God values the trials we face. They are more precious than gold to Him. God never allows trials into our life just to simply bring pain into our life. God uses trials, painful as they are, to shape us and mold us into the image of Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:28-29). Being Christ-like in our life is a top priority to God. He values that image in us above everything else. As we go through trials, let’s remember God view of how precious they are to Him.