My husband and I have moved seven times in our twenty-nine years of marriage. We’ve learned from experience that God uses Wayne’s job to move us where He wants us. But the move from Casper, Wyoming, tested our trust more than the others.
When the company announced it was closing its office in Casper, many employees were worried about their futures. Some would be moved to another office, some would be encouraged to retire early, and some would lose their jobs. More than a few asked Wayne how he could remain so calm in the midst of uncertainty. He simply told them he trusted God to take care of his future.
Trials are an opportunity
When Christians endure difficulties with peaceful dependence on God, others notice. Trials are an opportunity for God to prove our faith in Him works. The Apostle Peter put it like this:
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. 7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. 1 Peter 1:6-7, NLT
Show your faith works
It’s easy to say we trust God to take care of us in hard times. It’s another thing to prove our faith genuine by relying on Him when the hard times come our way.
When believers stand firm and remain strong through situations that would shake others it shows the world that the Object of our faith is powerful and dependable. Trials are an opportunity for you to testify to Christ. Lean on Him. Stand firm. And give Him the glory!
Are their people in your life that need to see your faith in action? What can you do in the midst of a current situation to show them your faith is genuine?
Note: Monday we learned that trials work our faith to strengthen it. See that post here.