BEEEEEEEPPPPP! Computerized voice says, "This is a test of the...." Wait, no it's not. I don't have an emergency broadcast system...ummm, yes I do. It's called prayer. I don't wait for an emergency to use it though. LOL
Okay, so yesterday my eighteen year old son received a letter in the mail from the university he plans to attend responding to his most recent ACT Test scores. (How many prepositional phrases can you put in a sentence without it becoming a run-on?) It said, in essence, that his scholarship was upgraded to full-tuition plus money for fees. YIPPEE!!! School paid for, for four years. I'm doing the HAPPY DANCE!
Life is full of Tests and not just for academics. Even God tests us. Proverbs 17:3(NLT), "Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the Lord tests the heart."
Sometimes circumstances test us. At those times, we sure do see how strong our faith is (or isn't).
There are times when people test us, or our patience. :)
I want to encourage you today. God will uphold you in your tests and trials, whatever they are today. He will bring you peace as you strive to serve Him. He never promised bad things wouldn't happen, but He did promise that He would never leave us or forsake us.
When you are going through a Test that tries your faith, what verse has God given you to see you through?
I like Psalm 27:14 (NLT) "Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD."