3 Reasons God Tests Our Faith

To purify it

Just as gold is refined by fire, our faith is refined by the challenges that arise from fulfilling the mission that the Lord has entrusted to each one. As 1 Peter 1: 6-7 dictates: “In which you rejoice, although now for a little time, if necessary, you may have to be afflicted in various trials, so that your faith being tested, much more precious than gold, which though perishable is tested with fire, will be found in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. The fire burns all impurity, distilling only the purest and most valuable gold; thus the Lord refines us in his trials to obtain the most solid faith.

To establish it

Did you know that “the testing of your faith produces patience” (James 1: 3). Only that faith can be established that was tested and that as a result of overcoming said test gained confidence and perseverance for the Lord. “And his lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant; You have been faithful over a little, I will put you over much; enter into the joy of your lord ” (Matthew 25:23). He only enters into the joy of having the continuous presence of God at his side, who is aware that the challenge is the means by which, by trusting him, that is, by giving him our faith totally, we can become good servants. .

To share it

Sometimes we may feel that it is not easy to share our faith with the lost. However we are commanded to share this hope that we carry within us. Paul wrote to Philemon that he prayed “that the participation of your faith may be effective in the knowledge of all the good that is in you through Christ Jesus” (Philemon 1: 6) . Knowing that all his good resided in Christ, Paul was continually preaching that testimony, to cultivate in others the seed of faith in the Lord. As the word in Acts 20:21 dictates, Paul went: “testifying to Jews and Gentiles about repentance toward God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Conclusion

God does not want us to put a question mark on our faith, but a period. A point that means that we have a consolidated, persevering, continuous faith for him, because in the end his work is for our good. The Lord knows very well our purpose and also our capacity for faith. This is what your tests are for, because you will never know if faith is real, if it was never tested. Trust in the Lord.

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