But He knoweth the way that I take; when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as pure gold – Job 23:10
God knows the beginning, the middle and the ending of every situation and circumstance we go through, and He is there to bring us out with the victory, when we’re living according to His word and place our trust in Him. Job was a man who feared God, and shunned the appearance of evil, but with all his good and submission to God and His word, trouble had a way of finding Job to try his faith. God knew what was in Job, and Satan was trying to find out what was in him.
Trouble will allow us to find out what’s in us. Are we as faithful in prayer when our finances is low and is about to run out. Are we faithful to God when our spouse has cheated or is cheating on us, children going the opposite way of what we have taught them? When trouble comes, that’s not the time to lose faith, but to grab hold of the altar, fast, and pray as though were about to lose our life. Step up the praise, speak to yourself and the trouble the word of God. We have to know, God will never allow something to come to destroy us, but allow the trouble to assist us in our spiritual growth. You are a child of God, and God is walking you through the shadow of death. Just as you entered your circumstance, there is also an exit, allow the Lord to lead you. Don’t lose faith, don’t blame God, embrace God’s word and allow your trouble to assist you in spiritual growth and increase in faith.