What should I do when the tests come!

James 1:2-4 ESV   Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

PASS THEM! God does not allow these situations to come into our lives to destroy us, but to build us up! God knows our make-up(He created us), and He knows where we are in our relationship with Him and...1 Corinthians 10:13 ESVNo temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.               God will provide an escape hatch or the wisdom to fight through it to victory!  James 1:5 ESV   If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

God does not send tests our way to show Him our development, but to show US our development.

If we didn't have a test, we are likely to assume that we are better developed than He knows us to be.  So God is saying, 'see how much more you need to trust me!'  Secondly, God keeps us from self-righteousness by allowing, in the test, a revelation of our weaker character traits! God is faithful to prevent us from feeling smug about our relationship with Him. Thirdly, He wants us to develop our spiritual 'muscles' so that we will become everything He knows and created us to be for His Kingdom's sake.



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