Testing is something we all endure even when we aren't in school. It happens every day of our lives whether we realize it or not. Most of the time it is hard not to notice the testing going on in our lives. Jesus was tested all the time, by His parents, His brothers, by Satan, by the Pharisee and Sadducee, and even the disciples. He endured the hardest testing of all in the Garden of Gethsemane and then on the Cross. In all His testing He was perfect, did He have human feelings through-out them? I believe He did, that was the reason He came to earth as a man; He came to show us that perfection through Him is possible.
Our testing and trails are just as hard for us as they were for Christ. The bible says we are to count it as JOY when we have trials, because the testing of our faith makes us PATIENT! And if we endure and become patient, that patience works in us to make us perfect and complete lacking nothing. The hardest part in these test for me is the joy part, that is what keeps me from enduring to patience. We have to be joyful, that doesn't mean we jump up and down like a child who just received the best gift in the world, it just means we don't grumble and complain, we accept the situation and strive to endure it. It is a hard thing to do. Lord help me endure the TESTING in my life with JOY!
"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." ~James 1:2-4The Drawing: