The trial you face could be a test from God


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Of course God tests His chosen! There is a mountain of Biblical evidence that God often uses hardship to test His chosen. Moreover, quite often those tests resemble the trials and tribulation the devil place upon you.

So, aside from the hardships that come naturally on your Christian journey, there are also more than a few difficult situations that God uses to test your commitment and resiliency. Therefore, as you navigate this narrow path, it is of paramount importance that you understand that not every trial you face is design to destroy you. The Bible says, ..”the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.” (Hebrews 12:6).

For example, Job 1: 1-3 states, “There once was a man named Job, who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil. He had seven sons and three daughters. He owned 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 teams of oxen, and 500 female donkeys. He also had many servants. He was, in fact, the richest person in that entire area.”

Still yet, God allows Satan to visit terrible trials upon Job to test him. And in a short period, Job lost all his livestock.  Then a desert wind blows down his house, killing all of his ten children. And when Job did not falter, Satan double down and afflicts him with painful sores all over his body. Unable to help her husband, Job’s wife urges him to curse God and die. However, Job stays true to his commitment to God.

And in the end, “the LORD restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before” ( Job 42:10)…He lived for another 140 years.

 

13 comments

  1. Awesome prospective my brother, And on those facts I do concur with you. May God continue to bless you abundantly in Jesus name.

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  2. Whether or not it is a “test” the fact remains that God uses every problem we face as an opportunity to teach us, develop us and ‘grow’ us.
    Praise God that when we look back on past trials, we see those times as times of blessing and spiritual growth.

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  3. Thank you for this. I just found out my sister-in-law has bone cancer. I was discussing this with someone and I told them I’d be last without my.faith. They said I had no faith because I had not been blessed by God. I’d suffered too much loss, have terrible health problems, no money,…they went on and on. I told them I had been blessed with beautiful children, a hardworking, devoted husband and my faith in itself is a blessing. They disagreed. Reading your post this morning made me feel better after listening to that. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Elizabeth.

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  4. While I don’t believe God sends us tests directly or puts us in tough situations…..I do agree with you that he will use our situations for his good purposes so that, through our faith, we can be blessed even by the worst situations….I am living proof! Good read!

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    1. Thanks so much for your input. I respect your opinion. However, I stand by word that God test His chosen, and there are plenty of Scripture to back me up. Here are two instances where God test His chosen. Jesus and the cross, Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 2.

      And I am sure you read about Paul’s conversion on the Damascus road. Paul’s test was to meet with Ananias who was not a Jew. Can you imagine a true blue Jew entering the house of a non Jew?

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      1. I have often tried to imagine the tests the disciples were faced with…and wonder if I could face those same tests…..and I see you point……I guess my point is that I don’t believe God intentionally sends things to destroy or hurt us…but tests that he does send us can be good depending on how we deal with them right?

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  5. Good morning my brother, just stopped by to wish you a blessed day as you go in before the presence of the Lord to worship him and then return to serve. May your day be filled with him peace as you walk out your purpose doing his will. Be encouraged in all you do.

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