It’s the end of the school year and many students are agonizing over tests. There’s the Final Exams, the pop quiz, SATs, ACTs, GED, Phd, BS, BFA, the McDLT (just threw that in for good measure) and who knows how many others. You can cram for those tests by studying hard or taking sample tests on the internet In preparation.
I can relate to kids who have difficulty testing. I used to be one of them. I’d study and prepare for hours, but the minute I faced the paper, my mind would freeze. Little did I know that each of those tests were just a slight indication of what was to come. They become more difficult as well. T
here are driving tests, medical tests, tests in a marriage, parenting and aging; tests to your faith, your beliefs and your dreams; the stress of daily living, the worry over losing a job or source of income, the fear of dying.
All these tests are given by God and designed to draw us closer to Him rather than to frustrate us. He invites us to place our cares and troubles on His shoulders and He promises to give us relief and rest from them.
When times get tough and it seems that the testing will never end, God will provide a way out for us. It may not be the answer we hope for, but we can be sure it will be for our good. Thank you, Lord for the tests you place in my life and for giving me the perfect answer book – the Bible.