1 Peter 1:6-8 (NKJV)
6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 8 whom having not seen you love.
Have you been grieved by a trial or even various trials? We all have either before we accepted Jesus as Lord of our lives or after we came to know Him. We can get through the trials with greater comfort and peace by knowing and trusting in Jesus. We had no where to turn before, yet with Him there for us we can truly focus on Him and not the trial.
Your faith grows when you put your complete trust in Him. We can look at the trial or look at Him. Our focus needs to be upon Him. Your faith is precious and is tested at times. When we think of a fire we picture that when it is out all that is left are ashes. Those who have no faith will only see devastation after the fire is out. Those who have faith and seek the Lord will find a nugget in any pile of ashes.
Understand when you see the nugget of hope it maybe just for you to endure until the trial is over, but know Jesus is there all the way and truly loves you. The nugget may then change lives of others from your testimony, a lost person may see how you praised God and gave Him all the glory, or others may see how much you love Jesus. We are to thank Him in, during, and after the trial and give Him all the praise and glory.