Why Does God Repeatedly Tests Us?
Being tested by God has happened since biblical times, and still happens today. A lot of people ask why, when God loves his children so much, does He test us? Aren’t we good enough as we are? The good news is that we are always good enough, because God loves us fully. But testing us can also help us prepare for additional trials and tribulations that the world may send our way.
God wants us to be ready for the things other people may do, and the kinds of issues the world can create in our lives. In the Bible, God tested people to make sure they could live up to His intended purpose for humanity. He wanted His children to thrive and flourish, so he tested them to make sure they were capable of doing so. But what about today?
Testing Can Help You Become a Stronger Person
When you face tests and difficulties in life, you look for ways to handle them. As you work through the stress and issues, you become stronger and more resilient. God wants to see you strong and healthy, because He knows that’s what you need to be a human being out in the world. He may also want you to help others, and you can’t do that if you’re not strong.
As you move through life you will be tested in various ways. You may even continue to repeat certain lessons until you’ve learned them fully. If you’re finding that you’re facing a test you’ve had before, ask yourself what lesson God wants you to learn. What is He trying to teach out about yourself or the world around you? Testing often results in self-reflection.
Being Tested Creates Gratitude for the Good Times
The good times in life can be wonderful, and we definitely want more of them. But if you never go through anything difficult, you won’t have much appreciation for those times when everything seems perfect. God tests us so we can develop gratitude. We can be grateful for the lessons we learn through testing, and grateful for the times when we’re not being tested.
That gratitude can also be passed along to others, who see our joyful spirit and our resilience when times are hard. As you show that to the world, others want to know where you got it from. That brings more people to God’s word and a relationship with Him, because they want what you have, including strength and peace during difficult moments in their lives.
God Wants To Draw Us Closer to Him
Bringing us closer to Him is one of the most important goals for God. He wants all His children to understand His love for them, and to be reconciled unto Him when they leave this earth one day. When we go through times when we’re tested, God is asking us to lean on Him for strength and dig our roots into His word. By doing that we draw closer to Him, and we also receive his strength, so we can work through the situation and move into a better, more fully developed relationship with the Lord.