Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Test Drive: Jesus take the wheel
Why me Lord!? Does that sound familiar? When things happen we always want to know why it happens to us. Is it a test from God? God's tests are different than the temptations and trials of the devil. God's test is whether we act on His Word, trusting Him. Learning and growth involves testing. Sometimes a test can be pretty frustrating; its then we turn to God to ask Him for help. We should grow stronger in faith as we pass each test. The test does not make us strong, but God's Word makes us strong as we use it to overcome the test.
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. ~James 1:12
"These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It
is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold, and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world." ~1 Peter 1:7