They come from the world or our won wrongdoing, or Satan. God allows them. Through all of life's trials and tribulations, we have the victory. "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ." Although we are in a spiritual battle, Satan has no authority over the believer in Christ. God has given us His Word to guide us, His Holy Spirit to enable us, and the privilege of coming to Him anywhere, at any time, to pray about anything. He has also assured us that no trial will test us beyond our ability to bear it, and "he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it" (1 Corinthians 10:13). Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/trials-tribulations.html#ixzz2d7mbZVyw
2nd Corinthians 6.............. 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. ------------ Trials come our way as a part of life. God allows them for possibly 2 reasons : 1. To allow us to overcome & mature. 2. We do not call out and ask for His help.
We each make our own bed that we have to lay in. The problems we encounter are just a part of life and nothing more. If we do something there is always "cause and effect" for our actions and choices. There is no Mythological God or Demon out there supplanting problems for us to overcome, it is our choices, actions and the world around us that gives us the issues we have to deal with.
Hebrews 12:5-7 "5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? "My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. 6 For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives." 7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?"
And Galatians 4:6, "And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"
Ecclesiastes 9:11 states: " I returned to see* under the sun that the swift do not have the race, nor the mighty ones the battle, nor do the wise also have the food,* nor do the understanding ones also have the riches, nor do even those having knowledge have the favor; because time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all". Unforeseen circumstances befall us all. Living in this world filled with problems almost guarantees us problems as well. However, Jehovah God does not send us problems or trials. James 1:13 states: " When under trial, let no one say: ?I am being tried by God.? For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone". It is comforting to know that Jehovah God himself does not try us personally. For more information go to www.jw.org.
The Bile tells us at Revelation 12:9, that Satan is "misleading the entire inhabited earth." James 1:13 also tells us that "with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone." Therefore, we know that these trials come from Satan.