The Genuineness of Our Faith
We face many trials and tests in this life that God uses to examine and prove the genuineness of our faith.
In this process, we can adopt a realistic, yet productive approach to dealing with the trials that come our way, so that our faith can be proven to be authentic and acceptable to God.
Two tangible steps we can take to ensure our success at the end of the day are to adopt a long view and let patience have its perfect work.
Our time on this earth is relatively brief in comparison to eternal life. The trials and testing in this life provide training and preparation for life to come and we know that we will never be tested or tried beyond what we are able to bear. The proving process takes time and trials occur at different times and under varied circumstances.
The integrity and character we develop through this cannot be created spontaneously by God and requires us, as free moral agents, to be willingly involved. God will not choose for us, but He lays the process of life before us and encourages us to choose life. We can then properly deal with tests which will occur over a long period of time, as demonstrated by Abraham, the father of the faithful.
Trials will come and go and as is said, “this too shall pass”, but the Apostle Peter states in I Peter 1:9 that the end result is positive and hopeful, “Receiving the end of your faith – the salvation of your souls”.