“But He knows the way I take; When He has put me to the test, I will come out as gold.”
Job 23:10 (NASB)

“Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw. But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value.”
1 Corinthians 3:12-13 (NASB)

The test is: Do you really trust 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 brothers and sisters, 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’s really a matter of endurance. You just don’t quit. You keep believing. It doesn’t matter if 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 Joshua1:9 (NASB), “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified nor dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” What is the test you’re 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, former Senior Pastor of City Bible Church in Portland, Oregon, says in his book Seven Declarations for 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.” With faith, declare these scriptures over your life: “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 (NASB)” and “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world. 1John 4:4 (NASB).” I want you to be encouraged that He’s always with you no matter what is going on in your life. “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:2-3 (NASB).”