“But He knows the way I take; when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”
Job 23:10 (NASB1995)

And I Corinthians (NKJV) 3:12-13 says, “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 with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work.”

Do you really believe in God? Or do you only trust Him in the good times and not when you’re in the furnace? Your faith will be tested in the fire. James 1:2-4 (NKJV) 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 result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

It’s really a matter of endurance. Don’t quit. Keep believing it doesn’t matter if you see immediate results or not. Put your trust in His word, don’t give up, and 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.”

Think about that test that you’re going through or may be 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 He will do. I like what Frank Damazio, former Sr. Pastor of City Bible Church in Portland 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.”

With faith, declare these scriptures over your life:

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
II Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

“Peace, I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
John 14:27 (NKJV)