“But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” (Job 23:10 NIV)
God knows the way you take. He knows where you are and what you are going through. He sees the challenges you face, the exhaustion you feel and the discouragement that comes with it. He knows how you question your own ability and sometimes your sanity in taking on what lies before you.
“And when He has tested me.”
There are some tests that reveal what you are made of and some that make you. God will use this time in your life to do both.
“I shall come forth as gold”.
“Yet no gold is ever injured in the fire. Stoke the furnace as much as you may, let the blast be as strong as you will, thrust the ingot into the very center of the white heat, let it lie in the very heart of the flame; pile on more fuel, let another blast torment the coals till they become most vehement with heat, yet the gold is losing nothing, it may even be gaining.”
– Charles Spurgeon.
This trial will not harm you, it will forge you. It will not break you, it will make you.