July 3, 2016 “Tests” in our lives (I would define a “test” as a trial)

“God always allows a major test before a major blessing. The greater theĀ  He intends to bless, the bigger the test will be”….author unknown. I had a 37 year long test in my life. By the grace of God I passed the test on August 4, 2015. I was 12 years of age when the “test” (or “thorn”) began…It was a very long and painful test but the good news is – I passed it! God’s grace was sufficient for me. The first 14 years of that test was filled with suffering and even mixed with some agony. The next 23 years were painful too but not quite as bad as the first part of the “test”. To some degree, we all must go through the “school room” of suffering on this journey. The other major “test” was almost 11 years in length! It began October of 2004 and lasted until summer of 2015! I trusted in 2 verses from the psalms and they carried me all the way through over a decade of continual suffering! God is faithful. God is good. God is has a tender heart towards those who suffer. God is my deliverer and healer! Amen and amen!

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