Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
Faith that has not been tested cannot be trusted
1. Faith opportunity-your trial has opened the opportunity for God to work. be joyful about this.
God has given us a greater insight. to perceive more than what we can just see.
2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
So you believe that you have it because you saw it
The worlds seeing is believing
God says believing is seeing
Mark 9:23 All things are possible to him that believes.
Be joyful in this.
2. Ask in faith
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith is a substance – Greek word rather leans toward strong assurance
Faith is strong conviction in the infallibility of the word of God.
When you say I have faith what you are really saying is I believe in the character of God and the promise to word that you gave
The word will not fail because the God who gave the word cannot lie
3. The greatest testimony of your faith is your lifestyle
2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV)
For we walk by faith, not by sight
If you live by sight alone you will run the risk of being deceived. Don’t let the devil scam you.