Dear reader, are you going through stiff trials and tests in your life? You might find these trials tough and painful. Some of our dear people would even call it punishment from God for some hidden sins in our lives. But what our Lord is doing is to allow us to go through these tests so that our inner-self would become stronger in faith and trust in Him. Moses had to experience this tempering process in his life which was meant for him to become stronger in faith to handle more cumbersome situations which emerged day after day. Abraham had many such tests and he found that the tests were on the increase numerically and in intensity. But these were to make Abraham stronger and to help him grow in His faith in the promises of God. But those who trust in the Lord become happy rather than grumble about the tests they are called upon to go through. They consider themselves blessed because these tests will teach them newer lessons about the faithfulness of their God and His ways for His children. These tests are for their growth, maturity and joy in spite of the inconveniences which they have to go through while they go through it. But the reward for enduring tests is to become stronger in the faith and trust in the Lord. So let us rejoice when we are tested and ask the Lord for additional grace to endure the pain and difficulties which we face as we go through tests of various kinds. Let our tests be times of praise and patience and see what new lessons in faith we can learn to enrich our lives.James 1:2 – Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds. Thought for Today
When we realize that our Lord is committed to strengthen us through the trails He sends our way, it causes us to rejoice even in the midst of fierce trials.