“But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”
Job 23:10 NASB

“Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood,
hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work”
I Corinthians 3:12-13 NASB

The test is: Do you really believe in Him? Do you only trust Him in the good times or will you trust Him in the furnace? Your faith will be tested in the fire. James 1:2-4 NASB says, “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete,
lacking in nothing.”

It is really a matter of endurance. You just don’t quit. You keep believing. It is not about whether you see immediate results or not. Put your trust in His word. Don’t give up – be strong. As the Father said to Joshua in Joshua 1:9 NASB, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” What is the test you are going through? Begin now to speak His word by faith over your situation. Faith is the power to trust God, having the confidence that God will do what He says. I like what Frank Damazio, Senior Pastor of City Bible Church in Portland, Oregon says in his book “Seven Declarations For An Unshakable Life” – “Faith is the unquestioning confidence, the full persuasion, the unwavering trust that what God has said, He is able to do and perform.”