The previous post in this series may be found here: https://memoirandremains.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/the-unsearchable-riches-of-christ-12/
The tenth attribute of a humble man is the ability to bear trials because he knows that God is the one who has brought the trial:
The tenth property of an humble soul is this, It will quietly bear burdens, and patiently take blows and knocks, and make no noise. An humble soul sees God through man; he sees God through all the actions and carriages of men: ‘I was dumb,’ saith the prophet, ‘I opened not my mouth, because thou didst it.’1 An humble soul looks through secondary causes, and sees the hand of God, and then lays his own hand upon his mouth. An humble soul is a mute soul, a tongue-tied soul, when he looks through secondary causes to the supreme cause.
Thomas Brooks, The Complete Works of Thomas Brooks, ed. Alexander Balloch Grosart, vol. 3 (Edinburgh; London; Dublin: James Nichol; James Nisbet and Co.; G. Herbert, 1866), 18.
Knowing that God ultimately lies behind a trial means that God has fit the trial to the person. Even the gravest trial, such as the passion of Christ, was fit to the end of God. A humble person is thus able to live in trials, not merely philosophize about trials:
An humble soul may groan under afflictions, but he will not grumble in calms. Proud hearts discourse of patience, but in storms humble hearts exercise patience. Philosophers have much commended it, but in the hour of darkness it is the humble soul that acts it. I am afflicted, says the humble soul, but it is mercy I am not destroyed. I am fallen into the pit; it is free grace I am not fallen into hell. God is too just to wrong me, and too gracious to harm me; and therefore I will be still and quiet, let him do what he will with me, says the humble soul.
How to test oneself on this point: Consider the last time you fell into a series affliction or trial: how did you bear it. I have seen a woman 99 years of age bear with vicious open blisters over body and even in her throat because she God was overseeing her trial. She was humble enough to know that God had sovereignty over all her life.
I have also seen self-professedly humble men complaint without stop over troubles which were not a tenth so severe. Humility can only be truly seen when it is tested in trials.