Did you get that? The written word of God says "be happy" when you go through test and trials because really and truly you can not grow if you don't go straight through...Don't try to find your way around the problem, because there is no escape hatch or rear exit. That is where you ask for wisdom and guidance to make the wise choice to ride the waves
Though. in spite of the storm, keep riding the waves not giving up but submitting to His plan for your life. The Lord Jesus is the Master and He will lead you through. God's sovereign will doesn't involve a party, He has your going through that something for a purpose!!! Find contentment and be happy.
Why do we moan groan and complain when we go through various tests of our faith...That is what is really being tested. Are you going to believe that God will see you through when your going through the throes of some incident that happens in your journey called life? In the midst of a tough battle can you find anyone joyous? That is when you check your self!!
...."and don't worry you can take the test as many times as it takes... because God is not keeping record of your mistakes. He forgives as far and the east is from the west if you ask for HIS forgiveness. If you really want to grow up, you are going to show up day after day after day, allow His Holy Spirit.to teach you, He is a very patient teacher! He wants you to get it, got it, git it!! Get it??
I like that the Living Bible version uses the word temptation...I learned a long time ago that a temptation is not really committing the sin itself. as difficult as a temptation is, if you DON'T cave in and commit whatever God says is sin the devil can NOT condemn you. He will try to put condemnation all over you until you realize that you do not have to sin when you are tempted.
Father in Heaven, help us to know you more, and allow you to reign in the midst of our trials and temptations. Let our lights shine when trials and temptations abound, helping us to know that we will grow inspite of everything going wrong around us, We ask for your wisdom Father and we believe that you have answered this prayer, In Jesus name, Amen.