God’s tests are not to show your weakness; the test is to strengthen your faith and trust in Him.
God’s heart and goal is to make us strong by helping us to develop a strong foundation of faith.
The tests of your faith will not show up in your life in the form of paper with fill in the blanks or multiple choice options. The tests that we face will show up as storms, relationship struggles, hard financial times and much unwanted crisis. Tests of life are inevitable and without prejudice. They come to everyone. However, God has given us four promises about tests in 1 Peter 5:10.
“In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.” (1 Peter 5:10)
1. God will see to it that your test will not last forever.
Tests, trials, seasons and a crisis can sometimes feel like they are here to stay in our life. However, we can trust God with “timing”. His timing is perfect. We know that He will not allow us to be under a test forever.
2. God will restore you after your test.
We can get weary from tests. They can be physically, mentally and even spiritually draining. So we keep in focus that our Father will restore and renew us.
3. God will support you.
In order to endure tests and trials we need strong faith in God. Know that we are not alone. God said He would be with us. Never leave us. Do we trust God to keep His word?
4. God will strengthen the foundation for your life.
A good foundation is what keeps us stable through life. A solid foundation is one built upon principles and precepts that produce good results in our life. God promises to place us on a foundation that will not deteriorate or collapse under pressure or test.
God is directing and ordering our steps in life. His heart is to not weaken us but strengthen us. God desires growth and transformation that positions us for greatness. When the tests and storms of life come, we must not see them as an opposition to weaken or destroy us; but they have come to strengthen us.