“But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”Job 23:10 NIV
Your faith is more precious to God than the finest of gold.
Faith that lasts longer than your job, your goals and even your body.
Faith cultivated by the love of God and the eternal life of Jesus within you.
God tests your faith but not in the way you think of a test.
It is not a test to pass or fail.
It is the process of the master metal maker that heats up the gold to liquid so he can skim off the dross from it.
God tests your faith to purify it.
To clarify it.
To clean it from dross and impurities.
He will use the smallest irritation or the greatest trial to do it. He does not send the trial but He will use it.
The same fire that destroys wood purifies gold.
God will use the very thing that you feel is destroying you to purify you.
He will use the disappointment you are experiencing to make the dross of your heart rise to the surface so He can skim it off.
You will come out of this trial shining.
Hold onto God during this season because He is most certainly holding onto you.