God allows us to go through difficulties in this life because it's during those times that we grow in our faith and develop more of the character of Christ. Trust that God’s in control and will work things out for your good when you're going through a trial.
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Dr. Charles Stanley
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With human tests, the key, is knowing all the answers, but with God's test.
The key is not knowing all the answers with God's test.
The key is trusting God to know the answer.
You've got to trust God in the testing.
Now in the Bible.
A test is a trial that purifies and prepares the heart.
A test is a trial used by God to purify and prepare the heart.
You are being tested, always you're, being prepared, you're being purified, we're always being shaped again.
If you fail to see this, then you'll interpret the challenges of your life as random issues that you just want to avoid you'll try to avoid any challenge.
Nobody gets excited about tests, but if you understand that you serve a master weaver who's going to weave all of this together, you will be able to discover that there is purpose in the troubles that come your way for when your faith is tested.
Your endurance has a chance to grow, so let it grow for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete needing nothing.
God's goal on earth is not to make you happy.
God's goal on your life is to grow you up, the spiritual maturity happiness comes from holiness and and in heaven, you're going to be happy for trillions and trillions of years.
This is the growing stage.
This is the development stage.
Not everything works perfectly and not everything goes the way you want it to go, because God is much more interested in your character than he is your comfort Now one of the ways, one of the ways that God grows you up is by testing you.
You know when you work out in a gym.
You, you test your muscles by lifting weights and the more weight you can lift uh the more it tests, your muscle, the more it grows.
Your muscle and God builds your character, the same way through a series of tests and those tests test your faith.
They test your character.
They test your patients, they test all kinds of things in your life.
The good news behind that is that there's a purpose behind every problem in your life problems are not simply arbitrary.
Prior problems are not simply by chance.
The problems that come into your life are there to test your character, to grow your character, to grow your faith, to help you become all that God wants you to be the man.
God wants you to be the woman.
God wants you to be so every problem has a purpose and it's designed to help you grow when God puts you to the test and you pass the test and he blesses you watch this carefully he's not coming back with a less struggle.
The only way he's going to get your faith at this to keep pushing he tests you here and what happens the next time.
The test is stronger and stronger and stronger and stronger.
Because what's happening is it's like lifting weights? You start with two pounds.
Then you go to five.
Then you go to 10.
Then you go to 20 whatever it might be, you're getting stronger in your physical body when you extend the amount of weights when you and I faithfully go through some tests, some trial and we come through it.
We can thank God for it, but look don't relax because there's another one coming he's not going to.
Let you allow you to stay where you are.
Unless you push against it, push against and push against them and refuse to submit to the test the test could be financial.
It could be in your relationships to people.
It could be with your job, whatever it might be whatever.
Remember this that God's for you, he says, he's working all things, listen for our good if we trust him and rely upon him one of his children, and so whatever the test is it's for our good.
We don't like them, sometimes because they're costly.
Sometimes they demand things of us that we don't necessarily want to yield.
But if we want to grow and accomplish his purpose in our life, we must trust him.
So God has a will and a purpose and a plan for your life and the reason he wants to grow.
Your faith is because he knows the greater your degree of trust in him.
The more he's going to be able to watch this do through you in you and for you, as well as for the kingdom of God.
That's why it's so very important that you and I learned to trust him and to walk obediently before him.
Trust God during these times of testing God, has not forgotten you God has not forgotten.
You do not interpret this time of testing as the absence of God, just the opposite.
The old testament word for test comes from a Hebrew word.
That means to take a keen look at to choose to take a keen look at to choose so, if you're being tested, it is because God is looking at you.
He is choosing to prepare you for something in the future, but sometimes in the test.
The teacher is silent.
You don't hear anything, you don't see anything improving, but you have to know in the dark moments.
God still has you in the palm of his hand, he knows it's difficult.
He knows you feel overwhelmed.
He knows you don't think you can go on.
Help is on the way weeping endures for a night but joy.
Is coming in the morning.
Now keep standing one day at a time don't worry about.
Tomorrow you don't have grace for tomorrow stand today and when you get to tomorrow, you'll have grace for that day.
God is fully engaged.
He sees the needs of tomorrow and accordingly prepares the test of today.
He sees the needs of tomorrow and accordingly, he prepares the test of today.
How are you being tested? How are you being tested? Are you being tested emotionally? Are you being tested physically? Is your patients being developed? Perhaps a good question for you to ask your heavenly father is Lord? What's this test for or how am I being tested, and perhaps you can even say thank you Lord consider it all joy, the scripture says when you passed through various types of trials.
You consider thank you Lord that you would consider me worthy of this test, but you press into the test of today, you trust God in.
A season of testing and one more you trust God for the timing you may be in this test.
Right now, the when test, where you've been waiting for an answer- and it doesn't seem like there's any end in sight, you're going when when Lord, when are you going to take care of this problem? When are you going to take care of this issue? When are you going to take care of this relationship? When are you going to take care of my finances? When are you going to take care of my health? When are you going to take care of my future and he was going when Lord when faith is waiting for God's timing without knowing, when some of you been waiting long time for your prayer to be answered waiting a long time to be pregnant, waiting, a long time to be married, waiting a long time for that boss to be fired waiting a long time just be patient trust God for the timing, God is always at work.
God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him.
Our call is simply to wait while God works, you just keep trusting God in the testing.
You just keep trusting God in the timing.
To be sure, Joseph would be the first to tell you life in the pit stinks it does, but for all of its rottenness it brings one beautiful blessing when you're down in the pit.
There's only one way to look and that's up, you keep looking up and the same God who reached in to rescue Joseph is the God who will reach in to rescue you It may be taken longer than you thought.
You were determined at first, you stood strong, but now it's been a long time.
You're tired thoughts are telling you it's never going to work out.
You'll never get well, never see your family restored, don't believe those lies that test is not permanent.
God has already set an end to the difficulty you have to get your second wind God didn't bring you this far to leave you what he started, he's going to finish, dig down deep and keep passing the test, keep thanking him that it's on the way keep declaring what he promised keep believing when you don't see any sign of it.
Stay in this attitude of faith.
Faith is waiting on God's timing without knowing, when faith is expecting a miracle without knowing how faith is trusting God's purpose, without knowing why faith is continuing to persist without knowing how long this is a test.
Allow God to remind you who He is and what He promises, and then be honest with Him. You can tell God how you feel and in what areas of your life you are struggling to trust Him. First, it is good to acknowledge that His character is good and trustworthy. You can agree with Him that all He says is true.What does the Bible say about trials and tests? ›
tests our faith: Psalm 66:10 “For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.” Proverbs 17:3 “The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts.” James 1:2-4 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of ...What verse talks about testing God? ›
Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit," says the LORD Almighty.How do trials test our faith? ›
They reveal how weak our faith is. They require us to depend on God to overcome them. What does God expect us to do when trials come our way? God expects us to accept trials as being allowed by our sovereign God.Why do we need to trust God in the time of trials? ›
God knows everything we are going through at this very moment and everything we will go through in the future. He knows the best way to handle every situation so we get the best possible outcome and we need to trust him with that. We need to follow his path and trust that he knows best, because he does.What does God say about testing our faith? ›
James 1:3. "Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."What verse talks about faith in trials? ›
James 1:2-4. Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.What is testing according to the Bible? ›
How the Bible Defines Test. The Hebrew word translated as “test” in the Old Testament is bachan. It means to “examine, investigate, prove, scrutinize.” “Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart” (Proverbs 17:3, NLT).What does it mean to test from God? ›
God tells us that he never tempts us to sin (see James 1:13). The tests we face are not designed to lead us to sin; rather, they reveal the sin that already lurks in our hearts, ready to show itself at any opportunity.Does God tempt us or test us? ›
But it is true that God tests us — that is, He allows us to get into situations where we must make a choice between right and wrong. Remember: At the beginning of His ministry Jesus was tempted by the devil to abandon the mission God had given Him — and God allowed that test to happen.
In full Deuteronomy 6:16 reads "Do not test the Lord your God as you did at Massah." This is a reference to the events of Exodus 17:5 where the Israelites wandering in the desert doubted God was with them (cf. Psalm 95:9; Numbers 14:22ff).Why is testing faith important? ›
For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing” (James 1:2-4 NLT). The Bible tells us that when our faith is tested, our character will grow.What are the spiritual benefits of faith in trials? ›
The testing of faith drives believers into deeper communion and greater trust in Christ—qualities that in turn produce a stable, godly, and righteous character. (4) God allows trials in our lives to produce spiritual endurance.How do I face trials that hinder my life? ›
- NEVER give up. Sure, there may be days where you need to allow a retreat, a pity party but ultimately you only allow it short term. ...
- Move forward. ...
- One step at a time. ...
- Be present. ...
- Give yourself permission to have hard days. ...
- Don't ride the roller coaster. ...
- Never lose hope.
Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”How do I trust God when everything is going wrong? ›
- Pray honestly.
- Find people who love Him.
- Be vulnerable.
- Turn to Scripture. The testing of your faith produces perseverance. The peace of God will guard your heart and mind. Jesus will give you rest.
- Remember the times He has been faithful.
- Do not lose heart.
- Lean Not On My Own Understanding. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. ...
- Run To The Throne of Grace. ...
- Remember God's Character. ...
- Recall God's Past Faithfulness. ...
- Pray For Faith. ...
- Walk By Faith, Not By Sight.
So, instead of controlling everything, choose to trust God with your fears. Say, “God, you know I struggle with this fear, but I choose to trust you anyway. I am going to invite you into my inner world and ask that you help me to feel peace.” True freedom comes from fully releasing control and trusting God.