What tests your faith?
What does that really mean? How does that help us in our Christian walk?
The testing or trials we undergo come in various ways. Becoming a Christian will often require us to move out of our comfort zones and into the unknown. Perseverance in testing results in spiritual maturity and completeness. This is why James wrote, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds” (James 1:2). The testing of faith can come in small ways and daily irritations; they may also be severe afflictions (Isaiah 48:10) and attacks from Satan (Job 2:7). Whatever the source of the testing, it is to our benefit to undergo the trials that God allows.
However, when we are in the middle of these situations, our only prayer is often, ‘How long O LORD’? Instead, we should ask, ‘What am I to learn from this’? Be mindful in your difficulty.
What is it? How do you get it?
FAITH is all around us! We use every day: when you plan for tomorrow(you have FAITH that tomorrow is coming) because you plan; simply sitting in a chair(you don’t think to check to see if the chair will hold you or slide from underneath you) because you turn and sit; and walking(putting one foot in front of the other without thinking) because you move in space without falling on your face – you conquer the art of falling without thinking. . . now that’s faith.
FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. ~Hebrews 11:1 KJV
Do you have FAITH?