Faith in Trials

These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold- through your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trails, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.

1 Peter 1:7-8

At times God gives us trials so that our faith may be purified as gold is refined by fire, that Christ may be honored and glorified.

Testing and temptation are two different things. God can not tempt. (James 1:14) Temptation is an attempt to get you to sin. God will never tempt you with sin, but he will test you at times.

God tested Abraham, Jacob, Job, and Joseph. Each of the tests these men faced were meant to bless them, build their faith, and make them stronger than before.

Testing builds character and will bring you closer to God. Without faith it is impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6) When you keep the faith while being tested and don’t doubt God he tells us that the end result will be far more precious than gold.

The blessings and joy of the Lord are endless and more amazing than we can imagine. Finish the good fight of faith and our God will lift us up every time!

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