Do not be surprised…at the test.
1 Peter 4:12
God tests our faith and God has been testing faith since the beginning. He tested the faith of the Israelites by permitting wilderness affliction (Deut. 8:2). Could you handle 40 years of affliction? Affliction tests our affection. Weak faith is never obvious when you are winning life. The affliction in the valley reveals the depth of our love and faith. Testing makes us stronger only when we turn our suffering over to God.
Pray to love God despite circumstances.