When I am Tested

Lord, I cry unto You; make haste to me; give ear to my voice, when I cry unto You. Let my prayer be set forth before You as incense, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not let my heart be drawn to any evil, to practice wicked deeds with men who do iniquity, and do not let me eat of their delights. [Psalm 141:1-4]

Holy Spirit, Christ said: “I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” James wrote: My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into diverse temptations, knowing that the trying of your faith develops patience. But let patience perfect its work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. Peter Wrote: I know how great this makes you feel, even though you have to put up with every kind of aggravation in the meantime. Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of His victory. [John 16:33; James 1:2-4; 1 Peter 1:6&7 The Message Version]

Holy Spirit help me to have peace, peace of mind, joy, and refined faith as I face trials, tribulations, and life in general. Help me to put my faith that this is only temporary, and I will get through it with You walking with me. Help me to trust in You and not have anxiety, fear, or anger. Let me be courageous and face each thing that comes into my life with wisdom, diligence, discernment, and listening to Your voice. Let me walk with integrity and peace of mind. Help me to: “Do my best to present myself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. I will avoid godless chatter because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.” [2 Timothy 2:15&16]

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen! Amen! (2Corinthians 1:3-7)