Is there any upside to being tested? I prefer no difficult moments!

Perseverance  |  September 16

…Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?”
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
Do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, else they will not come near you.
Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; he shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Job 2:10, Psalm 32:8-9, Psalm 55:22

Father, not every day seems to “go right” but we know that You allow us to be tested. Help us not to resist the testing as something negative, but to see it as a chance to depend upon You. We know that during the testing we are tempted to lose faith, to get discouraged and to doubt Your presence in the situation. That is what the tempter does, Father. Satan wants us to waiver in our faith.

We do bring our worries to You and we know that You lighten our load when we do so. Since we know that You see the beginning from the end, we trust Your judgement, Your timing. Help us not become impatient but to “wait upon the Lord”, as You have commanded.

Thank You for the promise that the righteous, in the Lord, shall never be moved. Because of our patient dependence upon You, eternity  is ours! In Jesus Holy name, we pray, amen.

Bruce Caldwell

The Sola Scriptura Project

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