Another Test?

Wow…it’s already February. I had hoped and prayed for a better beginning to the new year. Instead, a lot of the drama from 2015 found a way to sneak into 2016. And it’s not that I’ve started to question God about His promises. I just wonder when am I going to get a break. I’m sure you can relate to that.

Life is so challenging. There’s stress with your children, family members, with your finances, even stress on the job. It’s easy to get caught up in the demands of life, become overwhelmed and frustrated and lose sight of God.

But look at it from this perspective. Imagine yourself as a student in school. As you learn new material, you understand that testing is part of the process. However, we’ve all had times that no matter how much you prepare for the test, anxiety and doubt creeps in. And If you’re not careful you can get caught up in the anxiety and lose focus of the fact that for every question regardless of difficulty, there is always an answer.

So it is with Life; it is by far the greatest test we will ever face. But the answer is right there in front of us….God and His Word.
I’ve adopted the attitude that no matter what challenge gets thrown at me, as long as I trust and believe God, I will pass this test. He reminds me that the journey won’t always be easy, but I’m never alone.

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength… Philippians 4:13.
The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time…Psalm 34:19

So, I’m encouraged. Each test is an opportunity to show what I’ve learned, how I’m growing and maturing in God and with God. I don’t always get an A but I’m getting a lot less F’s.

Stay blessed.