2 Chronicles 32:31 “… God withdrew from him (Hezekiah), in order to test him that He might know all that was in his heart.”
Will the Lord withdraw from us as a believer in Christ? The Lord told us “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Heb 13.5). As Christians, we have the indwelling Spirit so He is always with us. However, does the Lord test us, to know what is in our heart, as he did Hezekiah?
Was the Lord testing Peter when He asked him three times “Do you love Me” (John 21.15-17)? Was Peter tested when the Lord urged him come and walk on “on the water” and he faltered on cried out “Lord save me” (Matt 13.28-31) Peters faith was being tested! “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” were the Lords words to Peter. Our faith is tested every day!
Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;
Psalm 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.
James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you….
Our faith is strengthened when we draw near to Him, when we trust in His word, when in our heart we know that the Blood shed at Calvary was shed for us. Thomas when he saw the wounds said “my Lord and my God “ (20.24-29) Our faith can be tested but our hope is secure! Just a thought for the morning.
This is a guest blog by my dear friend Carl.