Daily Devotional – 8/24/16 “Tested because you can be trusted!

You’re going through something right now that you may not understand. You’re facing something, at this very moment, you can’t make sense of no matter how much you try. It seems like the more you pray the confusing it get. The more you talk to God, the harder your test. And you’re almost to the point of saying forget it. However, beloved I stopped by today to tell you this … God only test those He trust! Yes! So you see, that test isn’t meant to kill, steal nor destroy (you or your life) but it was sent because God knew He could trust you with it. Think about the biblical days. When God allowed the enemy to test Job, it didn’t make sense to Job yet God trusted him enough to know that he’d handle it. When God told Hosea to marry the prostitute Gomer, it didn’t make sense to him but God trusted Hosea enough to know that he’d be obedient. And this is why God is using you. He knew you wouldn’t lose hope when sickness showed up to attack your body and He knew you wouldn’t crumble under the pressure of the passing away of your family member. Why? Well because God trust you enough to know that you’d still trust Him even when you can’t explain it. This is why God tested you with the job change/loss and that repossession/foreclosure, He knew you’d trust Him to provide. This is why God tested you with an assignment that seemed too hard for anyone else, He knew you’d trust Him enough to stay until it’s done.

Yes, I get it, it doesn’t make sense to you but I’ve lived long enough and walked a many miles on this journey to know that God will give us some strange orders. However, when they don’t make sense to us, it’s even more reason for us to trust God. See, I’ve shared this with you, a few times and it’s worth sharing again … The things we go through isn’t about us! God uses us in order for His glory to be manifested. See, somebody, somewhere once said you weren’t capable of handling that church that has a turnover in preachers year after year yet God trust you with the assignment because He trust in you! Folks are talking behind your back now, saying you can’t handle that position but God trust you or He wouldn’t have allowed it. Somebody, in your circle, said you shouldn’t be preaching because you have female body parts yet God trust you enough to send you into the midst of wolves knowing you can handle it. Chile, there are folks who sit in the midst of your celebration praying this day will be the day you fold under pressure yet God trust you enough to know you’d never throw in the towel. Baby, God isn’t testing you because He has nothing else to do but He’s testing you because He trust you! That ought to be enough to make you shout!

“But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD, I say, “You are my God.”” – Psalm 31:14

Trust and test

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

One thought on “Daily Devotional – 8/24/16 “Tested because you can be trusted!

  1. Pls pray for me and my family reconciliation of my marriage and restoration of my family remove this hariot completely out of my life and spirit heal my broken heart open my eyes teach me how to lovee my wife and familyi need your help Lord I know Ginelle doesnt mean me any good I’m asking you lord to open my eyes and to remove her completely out o f my life and spirit in the mighty name if Jesus bring me and my wife and family back together

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