We’re always on trial with the Lord, passing tests all our lives.
The Lord will never allow us to be tempted above that which we are able to bear (1Cor.10:13), but He does allow the Devil to test our faith to see if we’ll really flee to the Lord and His Word and take a stand of faith.
With every grade, the tests get harder and the choices more difficult! The more God can trust you to stand the test, the tougher it’s going to be. But no matter how great your trial may be, if you have faith to trust in God to bring you out of that difficulty, you won’t murmur or complain! You’ll rejoice and praise God and thank Him, even for the trial, because you know He is able to save you!–Like Job! Job endured his suffering to prove his faith and his love of God. And when Job passed the test and gave the final right answer: “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him,” he got his diploma! (Job 13:15)
God allows tests and sufferings not only for Him to see if we’ve got faith–which He already knows–but also for US to see if we’ve got it and for others to see if we’ve got it! It’s a testimony! It’s a test, and when you finally pull through it, it makes you in the Lord and brings out the best in you!
Although in a way it hurts Him to see you suffer, He loves to watch you make it in spite of all the tests and trials. He loves to watch you win the race, endure the affliction and the battle, and fight through to victory!
If you can stand and pass the test, God can use you for something greater than you’ve ever done before, in the center of His Will where He knows you fit best, the special job He has for you, the thing God wants done the most.
So don’t settle for anything less than His best! Hold on! It’s just around the corner!–And it’s worth it! (Rev.3:11)
If you really love someone, you will love them all the way!–All the way to Heaven and all the way through eternity! Tell them about Jesus and help them receive Him! Then they’ll be saved and you’ll have them forever in Heaven! No matter what happens here, you’ll meet them over there! But if you don’t tell them about Jesus, you’ll be parted from them forever! If you’re saved and they’re not, you’ll never see them again.–At least not for a long, long time, and they’ll suffer so! Don’t let that happen to your loved ones! Tell them about Jesus now so you’ll have them for Eternity, together with Him in Heavenly places!
Help us, Lord, to win as many as we possibly can. So much of the World is still unsaved and still needs to know about You and Your Love! Help us, Lord, to impart it to them so we can all be together with You!
Think of what marvelous controls and systems God must be using to control the Earth and every man on it and every woman, every boy, every girl as well as every spirit!–All controlled and operating within certain limitations given them by God and controlled by His Spirit and His marvelous spiritual controls which guide and influence the Heavens and the Earth and the Sun and the Moon and the stars, the planets, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the entire Universe!
So why should we worry, when God’s Creation keeps right on faithfully going, constantly turning, revolving, rising and setting, not questioning, not worrying, not faltering, knowing God is in complete control!