Testing God Back#

I once heard the following statement from a simple old man, and I have never forgotten it:

When God tests you, test God back. Put His promises to the test. Claim them from Him. Claim exactly what your trials have made necessary.

There are two ways to get out of a trial. One is simply to try and get rid of the trial, and then be thankful when it is over. The other is to recognize the trial as a challenge from God to claim a larger blessing than we have ever experienced, and accept this with delight as an opportunity of receiving a greater measure of God's divine grace.

In this way, even the Adversary becomes a help to us, and all the things that seem to be against us turn out to assist us along our way. Surely this is what is meant by these words -

In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us. (Romans 8:37). A.B. Simpson#

The Last Word:

Faith that is tested is never alone. It is the true and blessed experience of a Christian life.