He will regard the prayer of the destitute and not despise their prayer – Psalm 102:17.
To come out with victory when we’re going through trials, our faith must be in Jesus and Him alone. Some place their trust in doctors, medication, therapists, and counselors. Their faith is in everyone and everything other than the One they should have faith in.
Trials come to the non-believer and the believer, but the believer is promised that the Lord shall deliver the righteous. There are many tests and trials of the righteous, but God promises to deliver the righteous out of just a few afflictions. No! He will deliver the righteous out of them all!
The storms of life test your faith, but even during the storm, your faith in God and His Word can grow stronger. The Bible says the trials or testing of your faith is more precious than gold (That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ – 1st Peter 1:7). God does not allow life challenges to come into our life just to hurt us. Still, He’s allowing it so that your faith will grow in Him.
Exercising your faith in the midst of life’s tests and trials is one of the ways you build faith muscles. You don’t build faith muscles merely by hollering, “I’m a believer.” Neither do you build faith muscles by sitting idly in the storm.
Just as a weight lifter builds his muscles by putting them to work against opposing weights, you build your faith muscles when you put your faith to work against a test or trial. How do you put your faith to work against a trial? First, meditate on the fact that Jesus is your Deliverer in the midst of any trial you may face.
Then hold fast to your confession of faith that you are more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ. Proclaim with the assurance that you’ll come out of the trial victorious because God is on your side and will never forsake you!
Smith Wigglesworth said, “Great faith comes out of great trials.” If you never had any great tests or trials, you’d probably never develop great faith. As you continue to put your faith to work against the adverse circumstances you face in life, after a while, you’ll grow in faith. You will see it as another opportunity to build your faith muscle and prove God’s faithfulness to His Word.
We’re living in a fallen world, and Satan is the god of this world. Satan is always looking for opportunities to put roadblocks in our paths. If we’re not careful to walk in obedience to the Word, we can unconsciously give him plenty of opportunities to hinder us.
Your perspective of a trial when it comes your way is very important. How you think, believe, and talk when you’re in the midst of that trial makes all the difference in how you will come out. You must always look at a trial as an opportunity to grow in faith rather than as a possibility for disaster or defeat.