When The Hubs builds something–for instance, the support for my hanging sling chair–he tests it to make sure it’s strong and secure. Testing involves pulling or thumping or otherwise applying discomfort to the item in question. But the testing proves the strength. It’s the same way with faith. Until it’s been put to the test, how can we know if we have it? If we’ve never been tested, how can we share the truth of God’s strength in our lives to unbelievers? There is a purpose in trials–they build spiritual muscle. Praise Him through the storm–your faith will shine.