Every summer, many people travel to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan to hike. Every step forward up the steep dunes actually seems like a half step backward in the sand. This strenuous hike will test the limits of your physical agility and your determination to get to the top. However, it’s worth every grueling step when you get to the top and look out over the great, crystal blue waters of Lake Michigan.
In much the same way, we can feel tested to our limits in many different ways: parenting a child, balancing a budget, navigating a new position at work, or reconciling tension with a friend or a spouse, just to name a few. In the past year, racial tensions have tested our country. Life will always test us; we can’t escape it.
This testing in our lives also includes the testing of our faith. In order for your faith to be stretched and strengthened, God will allow it to be tested. How do you maintain trust and confidence in God when those times of testing come? How do you stay the course when spiritual tests seem to surpass your limits? Let’s learn how Abraham was able to pass his faith test.