Faith Filled Family Magazine November 2016 - Page 13

Hopeful THROUGH TIMES OF TESTING BY CHRIS BENTON “Her love softened my heart enough to come back to God.” “Growth doesn’t happen over night and if it did and God gave us what we he said right away, we would not be ready.” W hat do you do when you have faith for something that God has promised you but it just doesn’t seem like it is ever going to happen? Many times it could be months, if not years, to get to that promise because it takes patience in order to get to where God is leading you. God is not going to give you something you are not ready for ,so there will be many tests along the way to help prune you. Imagine if he gave you everything you ever asked for, would you really have much faith or would you be spiritually strong? Think about the promise that Joseph got? When he told his brothers they mocked him: Genesis 37:8 His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said. His brothers eventually sold him “God will open doors when there are none.”