“And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commands or not.”  Deuteronomy 8:2

“This shall be seen when the Lord gives you meat to eat in the evening and in the morning bread to the full; for the Lord hears our complaints which you make against Him.  And what are we?  Your complaints are not against us, but against the Lord.”  Exodus 16:8 

When the challenges of life seem to be piling up around us to the point that we can barely breathe because of it’s weight – hold on – because it is just a test!  The truth is that all of us will be tested on this side of heaven, but it is important to remember that this world is temporal and heaven is eternal!  No matter what we are going through on earth, it is just a test and God will see us through. 

Lately, my husband and I have been tested in areas of integrity, giving, and false responsibility.  And although these tests may seem trivial to you, they have been huge for us.  YetGod has reminded me that this is just a test and that with His grace we can overcome every obstacle that comes our way!

Could it be that your current struggles are just a test?  I declare to you today that what you are going through is temporal and that your true destiny is to reign forever with God in heaven where there is no sorrow or lack!  What you are going through at this time is just a test!   

So, if your situation is just a test then I have to ask you, how are you responding to it?  Are you freaking out and complaining to yourself and everyone around you or are you grabbing onto Jesus and His Word.  Are you deep in discouragement or praising Him before you see your breakthrough?  Are you doubting and questioning God’s faithfulness or are you rehearsing all that God has done for you in the past and choosing to praise Him in advance for moving on your behalf?  Are you running away from God or running to Him?  Are you allowing bitterness and envy to poison your heart or are you rejoicing with those around you who are in a season of prosperity?  Selah (pause and think about this for a moment).

My prayer is that we continually remember that EVERYTHING we encounter on this side of heaven is just a test and if we stay close to Jesus, we will pass with flying colors!  Let’s choose this day to keep our eyes toward heaven and declare:  “This is just a test and I am going to pass in Jesus Name!” 


“Lord, forgive me for grumbling and complaining.  I have been so earthly-focused.  I choose this day to look toward heaven and declare that what I am going through is just a test!  God is faithful and with His help, I will pass this test with an A!  I give you my life God and I ask that You strengthen me at this time. May Your goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life.  Amen.”