Deuteronomy 8:2 – Remember every road that God led you on for those forty years in the wilderness, pushing you to your limits, testing you so that he would know what are you made of, whether you would keep his commandments or not.
He puts you through hard times… In between the promise and the fulfilment is something in the middle called the ‘process.’ (D Thompson.)Everyone wants the promise no one wants the process.
The bible calls the process the wilderness. After Jesus was baptised and the Holy Spirit came upon Him He was lead into a place of testing called the Wilderness. The wilderness is not avoidable its part of the plan;it will bring out the good and bad in you . When your squeezed hard enough it will result in what’s in you coming out.
The Holy Spirit will push you to your limits – testing and proving you so you know what your made of and your confidence can be upon Him and His Word. (In temptation He will always make a way of escape.)
Are you going through hard times, testing times. Let it humble and prove you. Know that it’s all part of His plan and you will come out stronger developing spiritual muscles and being more reliant on His strength .(that’s made perfect in your weakness).
Prayer: Father Thankyou for the promise but Thankyou also for process,the wilderness . Thankyou that you are with me in this and I will be taken to my limits but not beyond. Thankyou that Iam being refined and with You it’s all going to work out great;in Jesus Name Amen.