“For the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your [mind and ] heart and with your entire being.” Deuteronomy 13:3 Amplified
It is in the heat of the flame that separates the impurities from pure gold.
Although we don’t necessarily find times of testing enjoyable, these times determine what we are truly made of in the process.
The fire takes nothing from the property of the gold, nor decreases its value. Similarly, testing times are used to purify our hearts. Testing times also help us see how much we have learned and grown in our walk with God.
There is a familiar quote that says, “When a teacher is teaching he/she talks, but when a teacher is testing he/she is silent.”The same holds true with the God. He is always in the midst of every test we face, and even though He may be silent, His silence doesn’t mean that He is absent.
During our trials, the Lord is our endurance. He is our strength during difficulties, patience during times of testing, and peace during tribulation.
Yes, it may be hot during the process of purification, but we will come forth as pure gold.