This is a Test
Waiting On God is the excellent book which Wayne Stiles has written on the life of Joseph. In this book Stiles
addresses the issue of tests that we encounter often on a daily basis. His comments are made and given in classroom language.
Listen and see if you identify with any of this. He begins:
“When God chooses to test our faith, the test shows up unexpectedly―like a pop quiz. We never see it
coming. If we knew we faced a big test next week, we’d prepare ahead of time. We’d brace ourselves for the
unexpected and get spiritual–really fast. But that’s not a real test. A real test blindsides us. When God drops a quiz in
our laps, it’s like catching a live grenade. We have only an instant to choose our response. Sometimes an