God will always keep testing you

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I’ve had my share of trials during my lifetime and admit that I didn’t enjoy any of them. Years ago, in the midst of one of my most serious trials, I was complaining to a church member. He said this was God’s way of testing me. Sarcastically I said, “I wish He would stop the testing.” Without hesitating he said, “Maybe He’s waiting for you to pass the test.”

Since then, I’ve had many oth-

er times of testing and have often questioned God. Today, I thank

Him for every trial, but more

importantly, I’m so grateful He

was faithful to see me through every one.

Most uneasy situations in my life were self-inflicted and painful, but I know my God allowed each one to test my faith and improve my character.

When I think of handling adversity, I think of Job.

The Bible says he was blameless, upright, God-fearing and clean living. He had 10 children, thousands of heads of livestock, acres

and acres of land, many servants and much wealth. He was considered the greatest of all men of the east. He was a man of integrity

and godliness. God allowed Satan to test him like no other had been

tested. Within hours, he lost his

livestock, his crops, his land, his

servants, his children and his health.

Shortly after this, he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job: 1:21)

Job’s wife told him to deny God. He refused. His friends made fun of him because even though he complained a little, he did not blame God. At the end, he was restored to health and regained all he had lost, including children.

Regardless of the trials people go through, I’m convinced that what God did for Job, He will do for you and me.

I heard a preacher say that when you meet your Creator, God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.

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